Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Two Feathers services any self-identified Native American child or adult. At Two Feathers you do not have to be part of a federally recognized tribe or local Native American tribe. We serve all Native Americans.
You can visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram page. Sponsored events and activities may be found in advance on the Calendar of events page (put in link from website). Events and activities may change throughout the year.
Community groups are welcome to use Big Lagoons Conference room. Please contact Sarah Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org. To inquire about collaborating with Two Feathers please reach out to Melitta Jackson at
A useful way of understanding therapeutic work with Native Americans is integrating the three C’s in your practice: Context (understanding the story); comfort (building it); communication (Tools and techniques for Indigenous relationship building). Context includes understanding historical trauma which is the collective and cumulative emotional wounding across generations that results from cataclysmic events affecting a community. Native American clients report comfort working with non-Natives when they have a contextual understanding of their history and experience in this society. Communication includes building rapport and alliance with each child and family you work with.
Counselors, Social workers, Substance Abuse counselors should get involved in local tribal communities. Meet with Natives and tribal elders; learn about the the different tribal traditions; spend time in the community; find a Native mentor; attend social and cultural events; read Native history, take courses and attend conferences.
ICWA covers any child who is either a member of a federally recognized tribe/Alaska Native village or is eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe/Alaska Native village and is the biological child of a member of a federally recognized tribe/ Alaska Native village.
No. ICWA only applies in child welfare proceedings and adoption proceedings