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NAAP Calendar

04.22.2014 11:30AM - 01:30PM
Men's Drum Group

04.23.2014 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Transgender Talking Circle

04.29.2014 11:30AM - 01:30PM
Men's Drum Group

04.30.2014 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Transgender Talking Circle

05.06.2014 11:30AM - 01:30PM
Men's Drum Group

Traditional Healing
Individual Needs
NAAP understands that a person's health involves physical, spiritual, mental and emotional components. To care for a client's overall well-being, NAAP engages the services of Traditional Healers to help clients with any spiritual needs they may have. NAAP understands that not all Native American/Alaskan Native tribes and nations share the same culture, therefore NAAP engages the services of healer in a variety of traditions, placing no emphasis on the traditions of one tribe or nation over another. Together with the client, the Traditional Healer works towards addressing the client's spiritual needs. This work may include any or all of the following: prayer, use of traditional medicines, drumming, singing and ceremony. 
Group Healing

The Peer Advocate is responsible for organizing ceremonies and other group activities, which are designed to provide healing and build a sense of community for HIV+ Native American/Alaskan Natives. NAAP has created weekly talking circles and other weekly activities as an opportunity for San Francisco Native Americans from diverse lifestyles to join together and discuss issues that are relevant to their reality and struggles.

Facilitated by NAAP Health Educators, talking circles represent a forum where issues ranging from health, substance abuse, spirituality, sexual orientation, emotional challenges and culture are shared and supported by community members.

It is NAAP continued mission to provide HIV/AIDS services in a manner that is respectful and specific to Native American culture.