Spirit of Recovery

| with Rev. Lonnie Vanderslice, M.Div. | Tuesday at 4 p.m. CT
Spirit of Recovery
The Wellbriety Movement—Culturally Based Healing Through Native American Values
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Description:
The grassroots wellbriety movement is grounded in the healing power of Native American cultural values. Through recovery trainings and support groups that incorporate the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change, the White Bison organization supports indigenous communities in reestablishing strong foundations for well-being.  

Special guest J. Carlos Rivera, CADC-II, ICADC, executive director of White Bison, Inc., shares what makes the wellbriety approach so successful and how it is expanding into urban Indian communities. Carlos is an enrolled tribal member with the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians from Northern California. He has experience in the substance abuse field as well as participation as a board member for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency State Committee in California, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Carlos has been a trainer for the Wellbriety Training Institute since 2010 and Keeper of the International Wellbriety Drum since 2012. Learn more at whitebison.org.
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