UAII Celebrates 20th Annual Indian Day

UAII Celebrates 20th Annual Indian Day

Our 20th Annual American Indian Day was a huge success! On Saturday, September 11th, we welcomed over 400 community members to our gathering at Whittier Narrows Park. While maintaining CDC protocols and guidelines our community members and staff were able to socially connect and outreach in person for the first time in a large outdoor setting since the start of the pandemic. We had great entertainment with DJ Brian who kept it going with great upbeat music throughout the event. A big thank you to our MC Walter Alhhaitty who kept the agenda flowing. Thank you to our Tongva Elder Virginia Carmelo who gave an open and closing prayer as well as the land acknowledgment. Our highlight of the event was our In-N-Out truck who served our meals at the event. We had many great raffle items and swag items at each outreach booth.  We would like to thank the staff who put this all together for our community. A big shout out to our community members who made this day a huge success and we cannot wait for our next American Indian Day gathering. See more highlights of Indian Day at Instagram and Facebook @7generationsuaii.

Our Native Pathways to Healing program held several Domestic Violence training sessions in the month of September. This program provides services to Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Services include weekly support groups, individual therapy, advocacy, linkages and emergency basic support. For more information contact Rae Marie Martinez at rmartinez@uaii.org.

We would like to welcome two new Therapists, Melissa Banuelos (MSW) and Brianna Young (LMFT) and Annie Rose Stathes and Nora Rubin, our MSW interns. Continue to follow us on social media to see what workshops and events will be coming up.

 

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