Partnership between White Bison and the Episcopal Church to alleviate poverty
White Bison is pleased to announce that it has entered into an historic partnership with the Episcopal Church. As part of the nationwide expansion of the Wellbriety Movement, White Bison has announced a partnership with the Episcopal Church to implement the Wellbriety Movement curriculum in the 9 Provinces of the Episcopal Church in American. Together, they will equip Native Americans to implement the Wellbriety programs as part of a strategy to alleviate poverty in Native American communities. The Asset Based Community Development Institute will be working with the various communities to establish strategic directions for preventing and alleviating poverty. White Bison’s Wellbriety curriculum will be used to address recovery and prevention of alcohol and substance abuse and to provide resources to assist in recovery from Intergenerational Trauma.
The Episcopal Church has announced its goal to serve as an advocate for Native American communities. Sarah Eagle Heart (Oglala Lakota), Episcopal Church Native American and Indigenous Ministries Officer explains that. “We are demonstrating healing, forgiveness and reconciliation through this partnership. We have the same goals of ensuring tribal cultural and spiritual preservation. By collaborating together, we can provide tools for communities to address issues such as the suicide rate, which is ten times the national average on some reservations. By combining our efforts, we can utilize the abundance present and bring transformation for the seventh generation of Native American peoples.” Please see the Press Release for more.