The San Diego American Indian Health Centers offers a number of groups and activities designed to strengthen Native American cultural identity, provide support in recovery, create opportunities to form new friendships, and improve community wellness through education and empowerment. Please see below for more information about our programs & events. You may also email us at info@sdaihc.com or call 619-234-1521.

The Elders Circle

Talking-CircleThe Elders Circle meets weekly and is open to individuals of all ages who desire an opportunity to meet together in a small group to hear from, and honor, our Elders. We begin by gathering in the kitchen for coffee and snacks while we prepare a potluck brunch. After a blessing, we enjoy a meal together then gather into a healing circle to share stories, offer encouragement, and learn from the teachings of our ancestors. Activities vary from talking circles, drumming, movie viewing and discussion, art projects, and more. All are welcome!

Wellbriety Gatherings

WellbrietyWellbriety Gatherings are weekly support groups open to all adults seeking cultural-based healing and recovery through kinship. We gather to offer one another encouragement in our sober journey and read together from the Red Road to Wellbriety in the Native American Way book. Our programming is based on the White Bison Wellbriety Movement and incorporates the teachings of the medicine wheel. Activities include beading projects, talking circles, drumming, and discussion. Newcomers are always welcome!

Cultural Creations Workshop

Cultural CreationsCultural Creations Workshop meets weekly and provides an opportunity to gather around the table, enjoy healing conversation and create cultural art. We learn American Indian beading techniques and create pieces of regalia, bracelets, earrings, rosette medallions, shawls, medicine pouches, and more. Everyone is welcome!

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program offers education and support services for Native Americans who are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. Each week, participants learn about healthy eating, physical activity, and weight management in a fun and supportive environment. We also provide a healthy meal at each class and the opportunity to win incentives. The program is facilitated by Noelle Leveque (Blackfoot First Nation—Siksika), a family nurse practitioner who holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Miami.