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The 7 Steps to Systemic Change is a 5-year community change process. Its purpose is to transform our communities into healthy forests.
There are a series of steps that White Bison recommends communities follow in order to get the most benefit from implementing the community change process. The stages of implementation follow a natural order that helps to build trust, confidence and participation within the community.
Addresses issues of Native American identity, what is means to be a Native American man and the role of fathering in Native American culture. Of particular importance is the emphasis on healing the effects of intergenerational trauma, developing skills and confidence as fathers, and defining a lifeway that is healthy and balanced emotionally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Develops the skills and knowledge to live a healthy life as a traditional, spiritual Native American woman. Increase awareness of how intergenerational trauma interrupted the culture, language, family ties, and parenting practices among Native people. Learn how to apply the cultural teachings to bring healing to children, relationships and community.
Provides a character-building framework that will enable youth (ages 13-17) to create healthy identities for themselves as young Native men. Designed to coincide with the school year and other weekly programs, plus it can extend over the summer months.
Provides a prevention education program that will enable youth (ages 8-17) to create healthy identities for themselves as young Native women. Designed to coincide with the school year and other weekly programs, plus it can extend over the summer months.
Explores historical trauma, family dynamics, relationships, roles parenting, conflict management, and the development of trust and respect in the family.
Trains caring adults to assist our youth and help them develop their cultural consciousness, a sense of direction, create and implement healthy lifestyle and choices, and to help them recognize their purpose that can create meaning and identify for their lives.
Provides a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American people. Based upon Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change.