Nenana Wellness Coalition
April 16, 2019
The Nenana Wellness Coalition is an alliance of representatives from various organizations, government agencies, community groups and individuals that meets weekly to discuss and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.
This week we had Laura Hokenson, Bonnie Reed, Tim Horn, Magen Spencer, Tim Horn
WELCOME and READING OF MISSION STATEMENT:
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS:
MINUTES: The minutes generated last week were posted at the WIN link at www.railbelt.org and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Envisioning Wellness: April 30, 2019 Heidi Radior will be meeting at the Parish Hall. This is a two part series. The first house will be about hardening the second hour will be compost. We will actually start the compost. Everyone is encouraged to bring compost items. Things that are perishable and nonmeat products. All other items will be provided.
May 7, 2019 Daniel Marks will be giving a presentation about his new job at the Nenana Tribal Council.
May 21, 2019 there will be a presentation on hospice; talking both about the Hospice program and what people should know when caring for a person in hospice.
Great presentation last week by Trooper Miner and he is willing to come back again in the future.
Restorative Justice Update: Last meeting we set tentative meeting for April 30th. Magistrate is happy to facilitate, but wants to make sure all community stakeholders can be present prior to setting up meeting.
Kake Circle Peacemaking process: Kat went to restorative justice presentation last week. Overall sense from attendees that we want our communities to be safe, what we can do and what we can do don’t always help our communities. What works for some places won’t work for others, and important to build from ground up. All people who spoke were hopeful; we have the ability and right to create safe communities for ourselves. Creating a process that is integrated into our community that we can take issues to.
Thoughts of having a community-wide discussion were brought up.
Kat spoke about how they did a mock restorative justice circle for an offense that has not been reported. The major issues are figuring out the process of how to get this started, who the facilitators for the circle will be, and who a point person will be to handle the paperwork.
The peacemaking circle is taking things back from western ways and making it more traditional and communitive.
There are tons of little pieces that are needing to be figured out. We are looking at how to get more people involved and interested.
WELLNESS THOUGHT: “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
Tim: Tonight there is a family history workshop at the library this evening. Saturday night is the Bahai 12 day celebration The Festival Ridvan at 4:00pm Sunday at Virginia Youngs house.
There are plans to have a talking circle April 27, 2019 at the Parish Hall around 1pm.
The book club is reading The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Rose: Work, work, work all day long
Bonnie: Easter Meal is April 19, 2019 at noon.
April 19, 2019 4:30-6:30 at the Recreational Center for the Easter Party
City Library Easter Celebration 3:00pm-5:30
City Assembly meets at 6:30 April 23, 2019 at the Multi Media Room at the Rec Center
Magen: Starting school here soon!