Native Programs Directory

Minneapolis American Indian Center CSAP Community Initiated Intervention Grant

Organization: Minneapolis American Indian Center
Address: 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Program Director: Julie Green
Telephone: (612) 879-1708
Fax: (612) 879-1765
Funding Agency: CSAP
Funding Program: Community Initiated Intervention
Grant Number: SP09253


The Ginew Golden Eagle Program of MAIC proposes to determine the effectiveness of GGE enhanced with Life Skills Training in preventing, delaying, and reducing substance use and abuse in urban Native American youth ages 12-15 in Minneapolis, MN as compared to a group of compatible youth receiving the GGE program only. The program follows a 23 unit culturally specific curriculum designed to highlight and enhance the resiliency of American Indian youth.

The goals of the Ginew/Golden Eagle Program are:

To strengthen the self-esteem and sense of identity of American Indian youth by offering cultural activities.

To decrease the risk of alcohol and substance abuse by American Indian youth by offering chemical awareness education involving talking circles, drug awareness education sessions, and chemical free activities.

To increase the academic success of American Indian youth through educational programming; and

To increase the physical well-being of American Indian youth by offering recreational activities and health education.

Indian Nation Served
Lakota, Ojibwa

Key Components
Cultural activities, Indian Youth Study Time, art activities, Lakota and Ojibwa language groups, prevention and wellness programs, daily meals, and monthly parent meetings.

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