In 2016 a collective group of artists recognized the negative impact drugs and alcohol have on the youth in indigenous communities. This is when the work began. In 2018 Native Music Coalition received non-profit status and began sponsoring events and workshops with the simple goal of restoring hope among tribal youth. Since then NMC has p
In 2016 a collective group of artists recognized the negative impact drugs and alcohol have on the youth in indigenous communities. This is when the work began. In 2018 Native Music Coalition received non-profit status and began sponsoring events and workshops with the simple goal of restoring hope among tribal youth. Since then NMC has provided peer support services across Southern Arizona, all thanks to the helping hands of our amazing communities!
90% of NMC's core staff of Peer Support Specialist, Therapist, Residential Technicians and Administrative Support Staff identify themselves as Native American and take professional accountability for the healing and continued support of Native American Youth, Families and Communities.
We focus on helping native youth discover self-identity and preserve their culture through community building, education, oral history, and traditional musical arts. Our members and volunteers promote living abstinent from alcohol and drugs. This provides the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data-driven models, beginning the process of healing, that make a long-lasting difference.
NMC has served over 700 native youth in the past two years by spearheading annual school supply give away events in which food, entertainment, free raffles, and backpacks were provided.
Building a bond with family may be challenging for some. NMC provides families with tools needed to build healthier relationships in the home through our wellness painting workshops. Follow us to attend our next workshop!
NMC's gourd rattle workshop helps native youth restore their indigenous identity. Tribal youth learn the history and the many uses of the gourd in the South Western states. Preserving the culture of the South West is imperative for the future generations to come. Join us for our next workshop!
As a certified peer support provider in the State of Arizona NMC is privileged to walk with you on your journey to wellness. Many tribal youths suffer from addictions and or mental health challenges. NMC is proud to be a mentor to tribal youth. The barriers that native youth face are stigmas and having limited resources available in rural areas. This makes it difficult for tribal youth to have consistent mentorship. NMC is committed to providing culturally sensitive services. Many blessings to all.
"Keeping our circle tight" NMC is committed to the support and mentorship of tribal youth. Youth work on Basic Money Skills and Career Exploration as they receive on the job training and Soft Skill building. Youth explore the traditional knowledge and construction of Sweat Lodges and Traditional Kitchens with the guidance of Native Elders and Teachers.
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