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