"We do not want riches. We want peace and love" - Red Cloud
Youth Wellness & Prevention Programing
California Reducing Health Disparities, California Department of Public Health: 2Feathers Flower Dance/ Stick Game Project:
A.C.O.R.N. Youth Wellness Program
The ACORN Youth Wellness Program will have three parts. Each part will have various workshops revolving around the acronym ACORN:
A- Acknowledging Our Whole Selves
C- Connecting Language and Culture
O- Opportunity and Access
R- Relationships with Others
N- Nurturing Nature and Spirit
Our first series of workshops is the Make It Stronger program, where kids ages 9-16 are going to learn about each individual acronym meaning and how it applies: physically, mentally, spiritually and culturally through out our every day lives. Five workshops for each letter of ACORN from April 20th to June 9th, 2019. Each workshop will have a tribal focus on a local tribe, as well as teachings on; physical exercise, nutrition, culture and language. After Make It Stronger is done, we will take a brief break so kids can enjoy other summer activities as well as ceremony happening in the area.
Mid-Summer: Jude Marshall and Bubba Riggins will begin a Stick Game Camp and Practices for youth boys. These practices and camps are to teach young boys how to play Sticks in a healthy and respectful way. The end goal is to have a Stick Tournament in Summer 2020
Late-Summer: Rachel Sundberg will begin workshops for youth girls to learn about various aspects of the Flower Dance: protocols, physical health, mental health, regalia making and collecting. The goal is to teach young girls how to prepare for a Flower Dance.
If you or your child are interested in joining the program please feel free to contact Two Feathers-NAFS:
Phone #: 707-839-1933
Thank you for your interest! Due to how many kids are currently in our program we or no longer accepting any new intakes. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to open the program up again soon.
All participants must have a Youth Activity Intake filled out to be able to participate in any Two Feathers-NAFS Cultural Activities