Rethinking Treatment in First Nations Communities

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Our program has typically been informed by the best practices at the time of our inception, 1988. But the landscape of addictions has changed, with very little room and opportunity to adapt to the changing tides. The pandemic gifted us with time and space to pause, ponder and pivot. We took time to glean the research. We made changes, on a small scale, to test ideas. We amplified what worked and changed what didn’t.


About Cheyenne

Cheyenne Joseph is a mother to four children ages 23 to 2 and is a Mi’kmaq Nurse. She has been a Registered Nurse for 18+ years having worked on the frontline, in government, in community, not-for-profit and academia. She has a Masters degree in Public Health from Lakehead University. Currently, Cheyenne is the Executive Director for the Rising Sun Treatment Centre in Natoaganeg, New Brunswick.


Join in the conversation as Cheyenne discusses the much needed changes that may have otherwise never happened had our planet not been shaken by the current global pandemic.