STREAM – Saskatchewan Team for Research and Evaluation of Addictions Treatment and Mental Health Services

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Health Research Group Grant – Phase II

University of Saskatchewan Department of Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Sociology, School of Public Health; First Nations University of Canada School of Indian Social Work; Prince Albert Parkland Health Region; Calder Centre; Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.; Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Community Care Branch; National Treatment Strategy Leadership Team; Community Advisory Team (Elder Campbell Papequash, Cynthia Shorting, Russell Bone, late Joseph Custer, Glen McCallum, Carolyn Kennedy)

Community Advisory Team Members Cynthia Shorting and Russell Bone designed a Medicine Wheel for the STREAM team in recognition of our members’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual contributions to STREAM’s work and to represent our many connections to one another and the community at-large.

The objective of the Saskatchewan Team for Research and Evaluation of Addiction and Mental Health Services is to reduce the health and social consequences of problematic substance use and mental health problems in both rural and urban communities in Saskatchewan, with focused attention on First Nations and Métis peoples. With the awarding of a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Health Research Group Phase I Grant, STREAM developed a research strategy to provide culturally appropriate addictions treatments and mental health services for people in Saskatchewan, with an emphasis on Aboriginal peoples. With its Phase II grant, STREAM turned this strategy into action. STREAM is focusing on assessing existing tools and developing innovative tools to measure change (i.e., healing) in individuals participating in substance abuse programming. STREAM is also developed a program evaluation workbook that organizations can use to plan their substance abuse and mental health program evaluations. STREAM has also been guiding the research component of the U of S Student Binge Drinking Prevention Initive.


Barb Fornssler, H. McKenzie, Dell, C., L. LaLibertie, C. Hopkins. 2013. “I Got to Know Them in a New Way”:Rela(y/t)ing Rhizomes and Community-based Knowledge (brokers’) Transformation of  Western and Indigenous Knowledge”. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. 14:2. 179-193.  DOI: 10.1177/1532708613516428 

J. Brockman, E. Campbell, C. Dell, B. Fornssler, C. Hopkins, L. LaLiberte, H. McKenzie, D. Mykota, Elder C. Papequash, C. Ross, S. Swampy, T. Walker. (2012). Join the Conversation! Ne àwok làgà! Pi-Kakeekiton! Pe-mamiskota kista! Ne àwok nàgà! Paywiichipiikishkwayminaan! CES4Health. 6 pp & product (DVD).

A. Tempier, C. Dell, Elder C. Papaquash, R. Duncan, R. Tempier. 2011. “Awakening: ‘Spontaneous Recovery’ from Substance Abuse Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”. The International Indigenous Policy Journal. 2(1), pp.1-18.

C. Dell, M. Seguin, C. Hopkins, R. Tempier, R. Duncan, D. Dell, L. Mehl-Madrona, K. Mosier. 2011. “From Benzos to Berries: How Treatment Offered at an Aboriginal Youth Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre Highlights the Important Role of Culture”. In Review Series. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 56(2), pp. 75-83.




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STREAM Elder Campbell Papequash and Helper (O ska pi yoos) Larry Campbell presenting at the U of S Royal University Hospital Psychiatry Rounds.
Access information on STREAM project Elder Campbell Papequash’s self-published book The Yearning Journey: Escape from Alcoholism.