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Mr. Coyhis will introduce the concept of Wellbriety as balance and connection to the natural laws that create healing within the native community. He will present concepts of the current impacts of Intergenerational Trauma. A combination of immense losses and traumatic events that have perpetrated an entire culture need healing as natives across the
nation are encouraged to seek to reinstate cultural ways, language and sacred traditions. The unfortunate consequences of trauma include not believing you have a future, difficulties within families and a distrust of the outside world. Mr. Coyhis will describe how we can be more effective in recovery and prevention strategies by integrating cultural knowledge. Healing will take place through application of cultural and spiritual
Presented by: Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation
President, White Bison, Inc.
Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the
President of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation
dedicated to creating and sustaining a grassroots Wellbriety Movement that provides
culturally based healing to the next seven generations of Indigenous People. Through the
leadership of White Bison, the Wellbriety Movement has taken a prominent role in the
recovery of many Native Americans and their communities. Don has published many
Wellbriety books and resources.
For over 30 years, Don has been called upon to provide
technical assistance by national policy organizations such as the White House Office of
Drug Control Policy, SAMHSA, and other national recovery organizations to develop
culturally-based prevention and recovery programs for Indigenous communities. He has
also received many prestigious awards, including the 2009 Purpose Prize.