Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $225,000)
The Nooksack Indian Tribe's program goal is to develop a strong cultural identity and respect for mind, body, and Spirit, as a preventative approach to juvenile delinquency and substance abuse. Activities for the younger youth are provided by TYP in the Tribe's After-School and Summer Programs. These activities include cultural programs and substance prevention abuse programs. Activities for the older youth center around the concept of a Circle of Wellness that teaches goal setting, objective definition, and activity planning both in the group and individual settings. Activities include but are not limited to, visiting Council meetings, Canoe races, traditional berry picking and preserving.