Siwash Native Resources
812 S. Pacific Hwy, #2
Talent, OR 97540
is a training organization whose purpose is to overcome cultural barriers to effective and culturally
appropriate substance abuse prevention and treatment for Native Americans in urban, rural, and reservation settings.
The Menu (at left) will take you to:
Philosophy & Methods
Evidence from research and the scientific literature regarding "What Works" with the dominant non-Native population, with all minority populations, and specifically with American Indians/Alaskan Natives/First Nations people.
Siwash's adaption of the traditional Four Circles Healing Process for wellness and recovery.
Background and Resources regarding the Counseling and Cultural Competencies.
Do's & Dont's for those working with Native clients.
Workshops, Trainings, Consultations
Lists and descriptions of services for: counselors, agencies/organizations, conferences, higher education, communities, and recovering individuals.
SPECIAL FUNDING AVAILABLE! Until Sept. '05
1/2 off all trainings & workshops!
A private Native donor will pay for half (only until Sept. '05) of trainings of 2 or more days in length, in order to support the widest possible
dispersal of this information (especially, The Four Circles Healing Process).
Go to "Discounts & Scholarships" under Booking Info on our website for more info to book your training, now.
Background and resumes for our lead trainers.
Info about site requirements, fees, scheduling, and such.
Check out the 50% discount until Sept. '05 for qualifying groups.
Downloads, Links, Bibliographies, Recommended Reading.
Workbooks, Training Syllabi, DVD's of trainings & conferences, Books, etc...
Read about Siwash's background in HISTORY
This website is designed and maintained to promote
equitable and effective treatment for Native Americans and those with
Native American cultural practices and beliefs.
and First Men by Bill Reid
(click on the right
facing salmon at the
bottom of their site to go through the
and process of this carving)
We chose this graphic image of emergence because
it best represents how we see the recovery/healing process. The process
is part of the journey of being a human. We sometimes find ourselves trapped
in darkness...in real difficulty. With the help of our guides (like Raven)
and Elders we are able to emerge from these difficulties with "new
here for more on the story of Raven and First Men.
For more on Bill
Reid, pictures of this carving, and more on his life and art.