Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) Event in Fort Hall

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Published August 1, 2016

FORT HALL, IDAHO — Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) is a three-day community event sponsored by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes held at the Shoshone-Bannock Jr/Sr high school starting on Monday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

GONA is a three-day community event focused on increasing the strengths of Native youth and the community while healing the past and building towards the future. GONA events have been held all over North America where hundreds of thousands of people have experienced GONA with their families, tribes and communities. Fort Hall’s GONA is focused on the youth, families and community members.

GONA has four essential components that make the event a success: Belonging, Mastery, Interdependence and Generosity. GONA events examine how to be an active participant in your own life and within your community by creating an overall healthy environment. The three-day event will include traditional singing, dancing, traditional games and traditional craft making. Native youth and parents of all ages are encouraged to attend the free community event.

All three days start at 8:30AM at the high school. For more information, contact Taylor Thomas, Lori Pahvitse or Ida Broncho at 208-478-3712 or 478-3975.

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