Native P.R.I.D.E.

(Prevention, Research, Intervention, Development, Education)

Website Music:

Song Title: Changing Woman's Blessing: Andrew Thomas


Our Vision

For Native people to live the “Good Road of Life” filled with HOPE and PRIDE.

Native P.R.I.D.E. is an American Indian 501 © 3 non profit organization that offers outstanding culture-based programs that focus on prevention, wellness, and leadership development. Our programs are designed to assist individuals, families, communities, and organizations utilize their strengths, culture, and humor to overcome challenges and live “The Good Road of Life.” Clayton Small, Ph.D. (Northern Cheyenne) is the Lead Trainer with many years of experience working in Indian Country. His programs offer leadership and hope for American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations people.


Native PRIDE would like to thank the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Eve's Fund for their donations that will be used to assist Native communities receive the Good Road of Life and Native HOPE curriculum trainings.





This curriculum funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is designed to assist Native men and women to strengthen their positive roles through individual healing that inspires healthy relationships, quality family involvement, and family preservation. This 2-part curriculum begins with a 4-day retreat for Native men that includes a one day training of trainers. The participants address common struggles facing Native men. The second 4-day retreat the Native men participate with their spouse, partner and/or family members. The women and family members address their personal wellness challenges with the goal to resolve family and relationship disputes and keep Native families together. Learn more.

NATIVE H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Endure)

Native H.O.P.E. is a peer-counseling (youth helping youth) curriculum that focuses on suicide prevention and the related risk-factors such as substance abuse, violence, trauma, and depression. This curriculum is a 4-day retreat that includes a one day training of trainers. This is a strengths-based approach that incorporates culture, spirituality, and humor, as well as, awareness and education of the warning signs of suicide. The participants develop a strategic action plan of ongoing “booster” prevention activities. This curriculum has been endorsed by Indian Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Department of Justice as an effective culture-based suicide prevention program. This is also an effective approach to use with adults. Learn more.

Call us now to confirm a training for your community or join us for one of our upcoming trainings:

Office: 505-897-7968

Dr. Clayton Small:  (505) 321-2808    Email:

Dr. Maha Small:  (505) 321-3048   Email:

Website Music:

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas is a contemporary Dineh (Navajo Nation) flute player. He was born and raised in Rock Spring Chapter near Gallup, New Mexico. He is self-taught, and plays music composed from the heart. He has chosen the flute’s voice to express his way of life, heritage and culture.