Guided by Our Elders
One of the most unique attributes of the American Indian Family Center is that its staff, Board of Directors and programs are grounded in the culture and values of the American Indian community and guided by the wisdom of our Elders. Our Elders provide us with cultural teachings, connection to community and infinite wisdom. Utilizing the leadership provided by our community’s wisdom keepers, the AIFC strives to continue growing knowledge of cultural identity and holistic ways of life.
All of our program participants and community members have access to healing ceremonies and traditional knowledge to support their personal journey. Our Elders, staff and families gather together to share these teachings in a way that brings about healing for our entire community. During this time, we recognize that our cultural ways are more important than ever to promote well-being and health and we are committed to finding ways for our families to participate in traditional healing methods.
Rooted in Culture
The teachings of the Medicine Wheel form the foundation of our organization and all programming at AIFC. By using this framework, we create a circular, holistic process of physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. A key component of most AIFC programs is an intergenerational approach, which aligns with the Medicine Wheel’s teachings of balance, harmony and interconnectedness for all generations.