Our culture is interwoven into all aspects of our health; it is core to reaching the balance of wellness in our communities. Our culture represents our way of life and the values, beliefs, and traditions that create sustainability of our ways and in the world around us.
The Pulling Together for Wellness Framework is grounded in Native American cultures. It honors our responsibility to Seven Generations, recognizes the seasonal way of life, and applies our Native Ways of Knowing to communicate knowledge, systems, and practices. The framework will continue evolving, as we do ourselves, while we integrate western science with what has existed since time immemorial.
It has been said that looking through the eyes of our Ancestors is a way to know if we are on the right path. We looked through our ancestors’ eyes as we developed the PTW for Wellness Framework. We continue to look with a vision of vibrant healthy communities for our future generations created through community solutions.