Drawing from Native American and indigenous traditions, we cultivate a deeper understanding of listening and witnessing and its connection to health and well-being.
Through ceremony, story-telling, and mentorship, we provide a reliable process of healing and support for disconnected youth and veterans.
With retreats and circle processes, we create spaces where people can experience indigenous knowledge and belonging, and where educators and mentors can incorporate these teachings into their work.
Western Gate Roots and Wings Foundation is a group of Elders, mentors, and teachers using Native American and indigenous teachings to cultivate a deeper respect for the trauma and harm suffered by veterans and disconnected youth.
Veterans and disconnected youth suffer from high rates of suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, recidivism, and substance abuse. Programs that emphasize the power of listening and its connection to health address the needs of both youth and veterans and provide for synergistic healing and transformation.
Cultivating a community of mentors, teachers and elders committed to ending suicide, substance abuse, recidivism and violence experienced by disconnected youth and veterans.