2 Part Panel – 3 cities
T’lakwēl – Indigenization of Responses to Substance Use
Piita Aapasskaan – Recovery Coaching
sɬə́məxʷ – Artist, Lived Experience Motivational Speaker
The two-part session centers the need to develop in a way that addresses spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental gifts. Panelists will provide examples of the significant investment, training, resources, consultation, and agreement necessary to decolonizing mainstream narratives of substance use, harm reduction and recovery. Panelists will explore deconstructing colonial ideologies, pan-indigeneity, and indigenization. Each of the three panelists will share unique perspectives of self-determination, sovereignty and resistance and engage in dialogue about cultural interventions and Eurocentric approaches to substance use and recovery.