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Learn with Alumni: Healing Through Sport

Look at healing properties of sport and traditional games with UNITY Alumni Robert Johnston.  As some sporting events and gatherings have been postponed, join Coach Rob in examining the origins of the wellness foundation built into our indigenous identities. Robert works closely with the Native Wellness Institute. The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.

Robert Johnston

Muskogee Creek/Choctaw
“When you hold back, you stand behind the mountain. When you step up, you stand on top of it!”

Watch and learn as Robert shares his experiences when he volunteered his time to create a camp for teams traveling to the annual NABI tournment so they could do additional gatherings since they traveled so far. It was a sports camp as well as cultural exchange. Robert is a founding member of the Native Wellness Institute and a popular Native American speaker and coach who has served Indian Country for over 15 years. He uses humor, storytelling, and music in his highly interactive presentations. As a leadership trainer for youth, Robert has served many organizations including White Bison, United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), and the Native Wellness Institute. He is a certified hypnotist and has studied Sports Motivation. Robert’s hypnosis shows have delighted Native communities all over the United States and Canada.

NWI has two awesome training sessions available next month!
Feb 9 – 10, 2021 “Self Care Strategies for Work and Home
Feb 11 – 12, 2021 “Choose Respect: Men’s Mentoring Program to End Violence”
You never know who you will meet at our virtual trainings!