Native American Center for Excellence
SAMHSA’s Tribal Issues Work Group (TIWG) organized a demonstration of hoop dancing by two members of the Mino Hoop Dance Society as part of the Agency’s celebration of National Native American Heritage Month in November.
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) funds the Native American Center for Excellence (NACE), which helped with the event.
Members of SAMHSA’s Tribal Issues Work Group (TIWG) and the Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) gathered to watch a hoop dancing demonstration. (L to r) Anthony J. Ernst (NACE), Carol McHale and Josefine Haynes-Battle (TIWG), Gary Neumann (NACE), Monica Raphael and hoop dancers Jonathan Anderson and Yvonne Shoko. Photos by Estelle Bowman, TIWG