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Native Health in Native Hands

Counties: Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity

Project Year: YOR III Project (2022-2024)

Partner Agencies: Round Valley Indian Health Center (Round Valley Indian Tribes)

Project Name: Native Health in Native Hands

Project Description: The Native Health in Native Hands Project  connects and empowers native youth with positive traditional culture experiences, traditional ecological knowledge, and outings to traditional homelands. Our community activities are designed to encourage resiliency, self-respect, knowledge, skills, and abilities through youth and elder connection and mentorship. The connection we make between participants, plant knowledge, and native languages provides culturally relevant, healthy alternatives, and relief from the pressures of stimulant, opioid, and other substance misuse. We revitalize youth participation in traditional activities, art, and science. Food sovereignty, health, self-worth, cultural appreciation, and expression all disrupt and counter the physical and mental health issues linked with substance misuse and addiction. We focus on Round Valley Indian Tribal youth and families at risk with OUD and provide outpatient services for the Round Valley Indian Health Center.

Primary Contacts:

Name: Perry Lincoln
Position: Founder and Project Director
Email: nativehealthinnativehands@gmail.com
Phone: (530) 382-5840

Name: Brian Dykstra
Position: Project Assistant
Email: nativehealthinnativehands@gmail.com
Phone: (616) 558-0404

Website: www.nativehealthinnativehands.org