Northern Cheyenne Tribe – Partnerships For Success
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe Partnerships for Success (NCTPFS) is a five (5) year Strategic Planning Framework (SPF) project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the primary goal of reducing underage drinking and marijuana use among youth (ages 9-20) residing on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and AI/AN youth who reside in the Billings area, particularly Northern Cheyenne youth and their friends.
The project will establish a community coalition on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and a local steering committee in Billings to oversee the development of culturally-based prevention activities for youth; network with local schools and community youth services programs to deliver culturally relevant programs that are holistic in nature, utilize tribal best practices and strengthen the community infrastructure for prevention.
The project has the following two major goals:
Goal 1: Increase youth access to cultural activities and ceremonies that will reduce high risk behaviors that contribute to underage drinking and marijuana use. Objectives:
Goal 2: Increase community awareness and infrastructure to reduce substance use in youth through culturally specific messaging, coalition meetings, trainings, presentations, and historical runs that address attitudes and beliefs that may lead to substance use. Objectives:
Project updates for 2021 are summarized in the diagram below: