Throughout November and into December, Nonotuck will be honoring Native American Heritage Month. We will have many opportunities for learning, connecting, reflecting, and celebrating, and will be diving into Native American history and culture as well as many of the issues that Indigenous People face today. We have so much to share with you this month so be sure to keep your eyes open!
We want to begin with a powerful musical message from a member of the Nonotuck extended family. This song and video by Alexis Raeana (niece of Ronda Jones, Nonotuck Clinician) is dedicated to the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Movement. This movement advocates for the end of violence against Native women, girls, and two-spirits and draws attention to these staggering statistics.
Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.