Founded by the White Bison Institute, Wellbriety teaches that we must find sobriety from addictions to alcohol and other drugs, and recover from the harmful effects on individuals, families, and whole communities. The “Well” part of Wellbriety is the inspiration to go beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a life of wellness and healing.
The Wellbriety Movement Vision
A sustainable grassroots movement that provides culturally based healing.
SOMS understands that Native culture and tradition are not only integral to a sense of identity and belonging, but they are also strong protective factors for Native youth. That is why the SOMS program developed the Wellbriety group, formerly known as arts & crafts. We meet every other Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for a potluck meal, traditional crafts, regalia, drumming and singing as well as other activities.
Our Wellbriety group was formed around February 2014 with the help and facilitation of the SOMS program manager. The program manager talked to the group about her training in Wisconsin on Historical Trauma, and the group decided to rename themselves after the Wellbriety movement.
A healthy and strong community is a protective factor for youth. It is our goal to help communities, parents, and individuals to realize that they are role models, and how much their actions and words affect today’s youth. The Wellbriety group plans activities geared toward helping youth to bond with each other, their families, and their community.
For questions regarding Wellbriety or any of our events, past or present, please contact the SOMS Project Director, SOMS Administrative Assistant, SOMS Program Manager or SOMS Youth Health Outreach Manager at 402-346-0902 ext. 219, 201, 223 or 205. To view past and current events, check out our calendar.
Our community always has a good time and enjoys fellow shipping together.by