Sharing the Role of Aboriginal Traditional Culture in Healing from Addictions
The information on this website is the outcome of a conversation taking place across Saskatchewan
about the role of Aboriginal culture in healing from addictions.
Hundreds of people have joined in and many want to share their story with you.
You can order the DVD, Journey Magnet & Exercise Suggestions at no cost by either:
1. providing us with your mailing information here,
2. contacting our team at Colleen.Dell@usask.ca, or
3. calling (306) 966-5912
The following Knowledge Brokers and Ambassadors will be sharing the DVDs, Journey Magnets, and Exercise Suggestions with communities, organizations, and individuals across the province!
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE HEALING JOURNEY
The collection of stories on this website is an offering to you. On it you will find videos, songs, poetry, written narratives, drawings and music. It is hoped that the stories will inspire you to join in the provincial discussion. People’s stories are their identity – you will hear about how choosing a healthy sense of self as an Aboriginal person is fundamental to the continued journey of wellbeing.
You will find peoples’ answers to such questions as
- Why is culture important to healing from addictions?
- What cultural experiences help people heal from addictions?
- How do these cultural experiences make a difference for individuals on their healing journeys?
- Are there any concerns with identifying the benefits of cultural interventions for healing from addictions?
ACCESSING THE STORIES
HOW TO USE THE STORIES
There are many possible ways these stories can be used to join in the conversation. For example, you can share a video at an addictions treatment centre to offer clients hope on their healing journeys, use it as a staff tool in a community program, or use it in policy discussions to help shape addictions treatment and prevention options. The stories may also inspire you personally to join the conversation!
THE JOURNEY MAGNET
When you order the DVD, you will also receive a copy of the Journey Magnet to start a conversation to discover what you or someone you know has in common with others for whom Aboriginal culture is an important part of their healing journey. It looks like this:
HANDOUT OF SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO USE THE MAGNET
As well, you will recveive an Exercise Sheet with suggestions on how to use the Journey Magnet.
HOW TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION
You can also join in the conversation by completing the survey
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