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TRAINING: Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse Prevention


  • American Indian OIC 1845 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans. 

Presenters:  There will be a variety of presenters throughout the training.   Some of the trainers will be: 

Rose Robinson, Native American Curriculum Consultant for the State of MN, Leech Lake Reservation enrolled 

George Goggleye, Ojibwe, Senior NAC Trainer, Leech Lake enrolled 

Curriculum topics include: 

  • Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact) Government policies, treaties and federal laws 
  • Prejudicial and discrimination issues 
  • Cultural orientations & Introduction to spiritual ceremonies 
  • Traditional family relationships 
  • History of alcohol and drug abuse 
  • Multiple addictions and diseases 
  • Counseling strategies & culturally and spiritually related assessment instruments 

Certificates of Completion from the State of MN – DHS for exact number of hours you attend the training - Attendance at full training is 22 CEU’s

*Photographs may be taken at this training by MIWRC staff for promotional purposes.* 

This is a MIWRC Learning Center Training which is funded in part by the State of Minnesota DHS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, American Indian Section.