The Story:

Whiteriver, AZ – Residents of Whiteriver and surrounding communities should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Rainbow Treatment Center has announced the opening of a new café and training center called Café Gozhóó in 2018, located at the intersection of AZ-73 and East 57th Street, in Whiteriver, Arizona, in the community of North Fork.

Café Gozhóó is a Western Apache café that integrates the tastes and flavors of Apache food-ways with exciting new techniques while activating ancestral knowledge in learning and service. Specialties include Nada’Ban, Squash Stew, Red Chili, Acorn Stew, frequent specials, espresso based drinks and Cowboy Coffee, etc.

Café Gozhóó provides a needed food, retail and fueling outlet on the North end of Whiteriver, Arizona. The café is designed for Apache community members with focused lighting, an open kitchen and warm atmosphere to promote recovery. Café Gozhóó will serve place-based fresh Apache cooking with integrations of Indigenous Foods of the Americas.

Café Gozhóó is an unprecedented Native American community-based training center and multi-purpose hospitality facility for individuals who have participated in therapeutic programming with the Rainbow Treatment Center’s Working 2 Wellness and Scholarship programs. Café Gozhóó will create jobs, promote professional development and equip individuals with job skills as part of a long-term support system for social recovery from historical trauma.

Café Gozhóó is an edible education in Indigenous Resurgence in Western Apacheria.