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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


August 11, 2001 - Issue 42


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White Bison, Inc. and CSAT Network Together for September Recovery Events


White Bison, Inc.


National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, as well as National Native American Wellbriety Month will take place this September.

September, 2001 is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit organization, and the Center For Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), are working together so that Native Americans in 19 cities across the country can participate as a community in the CSAT-sponsored events to take place across the country this September.

White Bison encourages Native Americans who support sobriety and recovery from chemical dependencies to come forward and lend their voice and visibility as a cultural community to CSAT's Recovery Month 2001. The Recovery Month theme, We Recover Together—Family, Friends and Community, is a goal Native people can share.

By contacting your local Native American Event Coordinator in each of the 19 cities, we, as Native people, can add our voices and excitement to the treatment and recovery celebration. Both CSAT and White Bison urge those who are in recovery from substance abuse, as well as their family, friends and allies, to become visible as advocates for recovery. We urge those who are walking the Red Road to sobriety to come forward with this inspiration: In Recovery And Proud!

Here is the list of cities where CSAT sponsored events will take place:

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York, New York
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Washington, DC
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Chicago, Illinois

CSAT is part of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA and CSAT continue to reach out to organizations serving Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Groups, as well as older Americans, adolescents and youth, and the disabled community in this 12th annual September affirmation of treatment and recovery from chemical dependency.

Treatment works! Join with other Native Americans in support of Recovery Month, September 2001 in one of the 19 cities.

Contact Beverly Elmore toll-free at White Bison, 1-877-871-1495, or (719) 548-1000 to learn how you may get in touch with your local Native American Event Coordinator for Recovery Month 2001. Or visit White Bison's website and communicate by email at for more information.

And More!!
National Native American Wellbriety Month—September, 2001
If you do not live near one of the 19 CSAT Recovery Month Cities, you can still come forward for wellness and sobriety in your home community or neighborhood. White Bison, Inc, and CSAT are sponsoring National Native American Wellbriety Month, September, 2001. National Native American Wellbriety Month is a grassroots celebration of freedom from chemical dependency and family violence, especially for Native Americans. To learn how your community can create Wellbriety Month events where you live, contact White Bison or visit the Website.

Strengthening Our Families
The White Bison Circles of Recovery Conference
Rapid City, South Dakota, September 20-23, 2001
Here is a Wellbriety Month event for Native Americans and all those working to support wellness in Native communities.

The Strengthening Our Families Conference will present Native culture-specific teaching and learning situations designed to help your family. Send a group from your local community to this conference so that you can participate in Wellbriety Month or Recovery Month 2001 no matter where you live.

There is no registration charge for this special Wellbriety Month event!

Contact White Bison to receive a color brochure, or visit the website for more information. Toll free: 1-877-871-1495, or (719) 548-1000. and

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