All Relations United invests in our youth. We address the root causes of issues, especially juvenile justice issues, implementing solutions that work to enable our young people to live good lives.
These include staying away from addiction, remaining in school and getting good educations leading to productive lives, reinvestment in our communities and becoming contributing members of society.
The Native American community is particularly impacted by substance abuse and alcoholism, with some of the highest rates of any ethnic group. Native American youth are especially vulnerable to developing patterns of drug and alcohol use at early ages. Our programs give youth alternatives to developing life-long substance abuse issues.
We help those with justice involvement issues rebuild their lives through innovative services and advocacy. American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth face unique challenges when they come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Unlike the majority of youth charged with delinquency offenses and prosecuted in state courts, AI/AN youth may be prosecuted in three distinct justice systems: federal, state, or tribal, and are subject to transfer to adult court within any of these systems.
We address key factors driving suicide and support youth in healing from trauma. The numbers of Native youth taking their own lives is dramatically increasing. The current rate is more than three times the national average, and up to 10 times the average on some reservations.
Our community is where we go to heal. In order to grow our communities we must invest in them. Giving back strengthens our homes and our people. Together we will heal. Together we will win.
All Relations United is proactive in creating solutions that not only work but which lead to systemic change. This includes getting safe, drinkable water free of uranium poisoning and heavy metals, as well as solar energy to reservation homes. We are working with a chemistry professor to implement clean water systems and with another professor to bring clean affordable energy to the reserations.
We are also addressing poverty, addiction and health issues. We incorporate historical understanding, as well as cultural and language preservation as a means of instilling pride and self-confidence in the family structure. We emphasize healthy living and teach individuals how to make positive lifestyle choices.
We utilize a holistic approach to bring about self-healing, self-determination and strong communities, meaning the whole person is treated. We educate individuals on the importance of good nutrition and the long-term results of dietary choices on both physical and mental health.
One of our primary objectives is to encourage and provide the means for people to enjoy healthy lifestyles with the understanding of how this relates to long-term mental and physical health. As support we provide a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.
All Relations United Inipi Reentry consists of offering treatment programs for addiction and reentry services for formerly incarcerated individuals. Our objectives are to eliminate dependency on the use of addictive substances while promoting a positive self-image and building confidence .
We provide clients the necessary vocational, intellectual and communicative skills for successful integration back into society.
Freedom from addiction and self-confidence allows individuals opportunities to create better lives and become successful, contributing members of society.
Our Programs' Components Include:
* Addiction Counseling
* Health and Wellness Programs
* Spiritual Leaders
* Talking Circles
* Sweat Lodges
*Traditional Indigenous Activities
*Employment Development and Training
*Adult education opportunities
* Community Transition Housing
* Outreach Programs
* Follow-up Evaluations
We also support cultural activities and traditional teachings within the prisons which provide Native inmates with a sense of identity, contributing to successful reentry back into their communities.
In our Indigenous core system, punishment for a crime is healing for everyone.
Please see the following video by Professor Bruce Western, "Life in the Year After Prison," to better understand how vital reentry support services are.