The Indigenous Institute honored by the Native Circles Group of Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

It was a pleasure to attend the Hope Cafe hosted by Deputy Secretary - WA State Department of Corrections, Jody Becker. Indigenous People are incarcerated at a rate 38% higher than the national average and have the highest rate of recidivism, 42%, than any other ethnic group. These gatherings of like-minded, passionate and dedicated individuals will help us reverse these negative statistics and stop the downward spiral of hopelessness, and replace it with hope. It was also an honor to have our President, Jeff Eadie, accept a drum on behalf of our organization from the Native Circles group of the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center