Development of a Native Cultural Component for the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Problems in the NWT

Regions: Dehcho Region, South Slave Region

Tags: health, addiction, traditional healing, cultural relevance, substance abuse

Principal Investigator: Martel, Pat (1)
Licence Number: 12284
Organization: Dene Cultural Institute
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Richard Kite plus field researchers from the communities involved and the Dene Cultural Institute

Objective(s): To develop and provide a culturally-specific treatment component within the Hay River Treatment Centre's 28-day alcohol and drug treatment program which incorporates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing practices, beliefs and values of the Dene Nation.

Project Description: The research will be based at Hay River and conducted over a 4-month period in 1992 in order to provide a working draft of the Native cultural component of the Hay River Reserve Treatment Centre for the training of Centre Staff. Seven elders from designated communities in the South Slave region will be employed as the primary resource for development and organization of information with regard to traditional beliefs and healing practices within the communities.