Nokomis Endaad: Shki Bimaadzi Mikaana Mission Statement:
"The mission of the Nokomis Endaad MI/CD Women's Outpatient Treatment Program is to help alleviate the effects of mental illness, chemical dependency, sexual trauma and culture-base co-occurring disorders in the American Indian community by providing quality MI/CD related care to its members, and returning spiritually, strong sober people to the community."
Nokomis Endaad Outpatient Treatment Program represents at its foundation the hopes and dreams of Native women who want to heal from their sexual trauma, addictions, mental health issues, and cultural co-occurring disorders (e.g. loss of: culture, language, family roles; grief and shame); and, live sober and fulfilling lives.
Sexual violence among Native women creates trauma which often gives rise to mental health issues and chemical dependency. Sexual violence experienced by Native women is born out of cultural oppression, historical trauma, and gender specific racism.
The design of the Nokomis Endaad program evolved from evidence-based research and best practices that identified cultural and spiritual strengths that heal Native people in the face of these dynamics; and, sustain long term recovery. These cultural and spiritual strengths focus on tribal-specific Native spirituality, attachment to cultural values and practices, solidification of a positive Native female identity, and a positive sense of self. The pursuit of all clients' tribal knowledge is encouraged and supported.
Nokomis Endaad is a client-centered program. Clients co-create their own treatment plan and are responsible for their own healing, supported by staff and others. The program provides a 17 week outpatient treatment service program; designed to meet their needs and utilize the strengths of each individual client.
PHASE ONE is an intensive 8 week program providing 25 hours of treatment per week.
PHASE TWO is a 9 week step down program providing 16 hours of treatment per week. Recovery Maintenance and Transitional Care with Long Term Support continue for up to one year after the primary treatment phases are completed.
Interim-Director, Joni Buffalohead, Program Director