Gathering of Native Americans 2023

For Native youth ages 13-17
Have a blast while learning about your culture, meet new friends and connect with our Native community. This camp will utilize the principles of GONA in a new and fun way! The Gathering of Native Americans is a free, week-long cultural camp.

There will be a mandatory youth and parent orientation in early/mid July.

To be added to our e-mail list and get notified when registrations are available, scan here or call Youth Services at (559) 320-0490 (press 4)

Youth ages 13-17 can enter to have their design as the GONA 2023 logo. Contact [email protected] for more information.

VOLUNTEERS – we will need dedicated adult volunteers at GONA, if interested complete a Volunteer Application (on faihp.org) and return to our front office by May 31st. Mandatory training and orientation will be scheduled for GONA Volunteers.

Fresno American Indian Health Project GONA 2023 Interest/E-mail ListParents/Guardian’s – please click the link below to add your e-mail address to be notified when Fresno American Indian Health Project’s GONA registration is available (estimated mid-May)

Gathering Of Native Americans 





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)

2019 Youth GONA Registration Form_FAIHP

GONA Volunteer Packet_2019

GONA Logo Contest

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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