This two day event, hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and organized by the Trickster Art Gallery, occurred February 7th and 8th in Dowagiac, Michigan. Veterans were asked to come to participate and share their knowledge and insights with others on a range of topics. Facilitation training was provided by SAMHSA; you can see the photos from the event below.

A huge chi mii gwech to the Pokagon Veterans, Tribe and Ann,Anthony and Roger for taking the lead and hosting in grand style! Thank you to all the veterans from six different tribes, who attended this powerful session of cross generation of talking. 27 people, both men and women of all ages combined to create an amazing two day session of talking through issues of importance to them. This is also the anniversary month of when and how the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans got it start in 2015, the same Pokagon Community Center.

Thank you to the Native women from SAMHSA TTA and Don from TA of SAMHSA for facilitating us through this smoothly to success. more pictures coming soon. Amazing tools to shape our circles of care, at the National Gathering in Wheaton IL July 2018.