Gathering Of Native Americans 2017: July 24th – July 28th
This 5-day GONA is based on several ideas:
Community healing is necessary for substance abuse prevention. There will be a special emphasis on suicide prevention. Healthy traditions in the Native American community are key to effective prevention. The holistic approach to wellness is a traditional part of Native American belief systems. Every Youth is of value in empowering the community. The GONA is a safe place for Youth to share, heal, and plan for action. The GONA provides Native Youth with an indigenous framework to examine historical trauma, and its impact on substance abuse and suicidal behavior issues, with an emphasis on community empowerment
This event is sponsored by Fresno American Indian Health Project
Important Forms (Click to download)
GONA Logo Contest
Submissions are now open! Any youth attending this year’s GONA is able to submit a logo that must use “Gathering of Native Americans” or “GONA” and 2017. Email or drop off submissions to Megan at Mbronson@faihp.org by June 2nd.
Every year we have Native students participate in a logo design contest for GONA. The winning design is picked by the staff and community members and the winning youth receives a gift card. As part of winning the youth get to learn how to turn their work of art into a production quality artwork used in producing the shirts and giveaway items. The Social Media Coordinator helps the youth use graphic design software to create the vector art needed for production.
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