“The Healing of the Canoe Project”: Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth Curriculum

The Healing of the Canoe Project is a collaborative project between the Suquamish Indian Tribe, the Port Gamble S’Klallams Tribe and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington.  Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam both identified the prevention of youth substance abuse and the need for a sense of cultural belonging and cultural revitalization among youth as primary issues of community concern.  The Healing of the Canoe partnership has sought to address these issues through a community based, culturally grounded prevention and intervention life skills curriculum for tribal youth that builds on the strengths and resources in the community. Interested in learning more about this program or inviting the Healing of the Canoe team to give a training in your community? Find more information here!