Exploring the Role of Aboriginal Traditional Culture in Healing from Addictions

The University of Saskatchewan and National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation are involved with a community-driven project to explore the role of Aboriginal traditional culture in healing from addictions.

A provincial-wide ‘community conversation’ will run throughout Saskatchewan from January 6, 2012 until February 27, 2012. Saskatchewan residents are invited to share how Aboriginal culture has helped them, or someone they know, on the journey of healing from addictions.  The ‘conversation’ can take place in  many ways – through poetry, drawings, videos, and stories. Visit the project website here for more.

You can get a taste of where this conversation might head by taking a look at three healing stories that three Saskatchewan residents are sharing through YouTube. The stories discuss the role of traditional prayer and children in healing, healing through relationships, and the importance of youth voice.