North Star Wellness is designed as an administrative hub helping independent clinicians to streamline their workflow and facilitate improved client care.
Our core values are the foundation for our mission of providing accessible, quality, holistic care dedicated to improving wellness, demystifying mental health and destigmatizing treatment. These values help us execute our vision of a supportive foundation for passionate clinicians working to improve the lives of Vermonters to promote thriving communities.
Meeting people where they’re at in their journey with open hearts, supports fostering resilience and increasing capacity to create the conditions for everyone to live their best lives.
Continually embracing the unknown and adapting strategies to help build understanding, meaning, and purpose.
Committing to move toward developing resources for optimal wellness for our clinicians, our clients, and our communities though engagement with evidence based foundations, new ideas, and the pursuit of excellence.
What is Land Acknowledgement?
A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects indigenous peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between indigenous peoples and their traditional territories. To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honoring the indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. It is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to reside on the land, and to seek to understand our place within that history. Land Acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense or historical context: colonialism is a current and ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is also worth noting that acknowledging the land is indigenous protocol (information from LSPRIG).
Our work is conducted on the stolen
ancestral land of the Abenaki People who
have cared for this land since the
beginning of time.
We work in the
We commit to building awareness of the systemic multigenerational harms
committed against indigenous people,
and our role in perpetuating privilege and colonialism.
We look to the
We take responsibility for promoting
a future founded in justice, self
determination,and greater harmony
with the earth we all belong to.