Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

The Healing of the Canoe

The “Healing of the Canoe” was a collaborative project between the Suquamish Tribe, a reservation community in the Pacific Northwest, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington. The project aimed to plan, implement, and evaluate a community-based and culturally-based intervention aimed at connecting Native American youth to their cultural heritage, as a means to reduce substance abuse and other health problems.


Dennis M. Donovan PI (UW ADAI)
Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD Co-Investigator (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)
Grant #: <1R24MD001764/2R24MD001764/5R24MD001764
USD: $5,422,206
Start: September 2005
End: January 2018
Status: completed