Hand Drumming at IHB

Native drumming program at Indian Health Board

Hand drumming provides direct and indirect healing benefits and protective factors for wellness promotion as well as suicide and substance abuse prevention. Drum making, drumming, and singing classes available for youth up to age 24.

These classes and groups run quarterly. Call Michael Norcross for more information or to sign up for the next round at 612-721-9809.

This program is funded by a generous three-year grant from the Indian Health Service. The Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative or MSPI which is a part of the Generation Indigenous Support Initiative helps IHB promote early intervention strategies and implements positive youth programming aimed at reducing risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse in American Indian youth up to age 24.

This initiative promotes the use and development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally-appropriate prevention and treatment approaches. We are proud to implement and integrate traditional healing and behavioral wellness models for our community.

Native drum making workshop at Indian Health Board of Minneapolis