The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition is committed to creating opportunities to openly address issues that have affected their lives personally, professionally, spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. We want to give participants an opportunity to release emotions and express feelings of how they perceive the past has affected Cherokees as a people. We hope that all who participate will on some level achieve a sense of peace within themselves. We hope to model combating these cycles to tribal members and to other cultures across Indian country and beyond to non-Native cultures who have suffered oppression.
By inviting and encouraging the young people in this community to participate with us, the Healing and Wellness Coalition hopes to educate and inform those in attendance how to break the cycle that is the cause of many of these problems. It is our goal that the participation of the youth will be a life-changing experience for all participants and especially for the youth who are our future.
The Healing and Wellness Coalition was formed in 2002 because of the growing concerns in the community about substance abuse, diabetes and depression, loss of cultural identity and other issues.
The Coalition is an unincorporated non-profit association which does not have tax exempt status. We do have an Employer Identification Number.
We have an elected Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Coalition members donate their time and talents.
Outcomes and Goals : Engage community people and tribal leaders in addressing substance abuse problems and solutions, possibly leading to a tribal substance abuse in-patient treatment facility.
Partner with outside funding sources to provide education and training materials for Coalition members who will work with youth in substance abuse prevention.
Create opportunities to safely address issues that have affected our lives personally, mentally and emotionally without fear of retribution.
Remove the shroud of denial from oppression, domestic violence, crimes against children relating to the devastating effects of historical grief and generational trauma.
Provide opportunities to train more grassroots training for community people and professionals
If additional information is needed or for any questions, please contact: