Two Feathers Hosts ‘Dangers of Technology’ Forums

(From the North Coast Journal) Two Feathers Native American Health Services will be hosting seven free virtual forums (open to the public with registration) on the subject: Is Technology Damaging our Native Youth? The forums will feature national and international experts and are expected to last approximately one to two hours each. In a press release, Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr., Executive Director with Two … Read More

‘A Curriculum that Empowers’

Virtual roundtable focuses on need for better education outcomes for Native youth (From the North Coast Journal) Speaking at a virtual roundtable called to discuss the systemic failures of local school districts to help Native students succeed, as detailed in a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Humboldt State University Native American Studies Chair Cutcha … Read More

Two Feathers Native American Family Services Hosting Virtual Conference: ‘Walking the Red Road Together

(From the North Coast Journal) Two Feathers Native American Family Services is hosting a virtual conference geared toward native youth that will focus on substance abuse prevention and early intervention. “The goal of the conference is to bring awareness to ways of healing and thriving in Native communities. This often means preventing substance abuse in our communities,” Virgil Moorehead Jr. … Read More

Tribal health group becomes first to provide health services to natives in Humboldt County

From KRCR News HUMBOLDT, Calif. — Two Feathers Native American Family Services became Humboldt County’s first Native American organizational provider of specialty mental health services. The services agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 25. Two Feathers will provide mental health, therapeutic behavioral and intensive home-based services to Medi-Cal eligible … Read More

‘History of success’: California Assembly recognizes Two Feathers Native American Family Services

From the Times-Standard Two Feathers Native American Family Services recently received a personal visit, letter and plaque from the California Assembly, Select Committee on Native American Affairs, for its work in promoting the stability and security of Native families in Northern California, as well as protecting the best interest of Indian children. Read the full article here:

Two Feathers Native American Family Services Receives $3.7 Million Grant to Combat Teen Suicide

“Around 60 people gathered last night at the Two Feathers Native American Family Services center to celebrate a $3.7 million grant they received to combat teen suicide. “The grant money comes from the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant and will be used to fund a five-year school-based prevention program called Chekws: Hope for Tomorrow.” … Read More

Find Yourself in The Club

In June 2018, the Big Lagoon Rancheria opened The Club, a full-service, family focused fitness club in McKinleyville. Virgil Moorehead, a clinical psychologist at Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Jennifer Enos, the head strength and conditioning coach at The Club, talk about their philosophy of a holistic approach to physical and mental health. Hear the full interview at … Read More

Wholeness and Wellness Through Stick Games and Flower Dances

What is the mental health prevention and early intervention impact of two culturally specific practices – the Stick Game and Flower Dance? Virgil Moorehead from Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State are collaborating to study the impact of cultural practices and ceremony and to rethink Native American … Read More

McKinleyville Group Working To Confront Race Issues

From the Times-Standard “For many, McKinleyville is a vibrant and welcoming community. We are the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity, a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring that this is the case for all residents and visitors. We believe that by engaging our neighbors to focus on the issue, we can solve it together.” Read the full article … Read More