Sharon Acoose

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Primary Affiliation

Professor, Indigenous Social Work, First Nations University of Canada

Sharon Acoose is the Indigenous PA on the Node leadership group. She is a Saulteaux woman and a member of Zagime Anishnabek First Nation, and a professor of Indigenous Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada in Saskatchewan and an admired public speaker, sharing the role of Indigenous culture and ceremony in healing from addictions while drawing on her own lived and living experiences of recovery and colonization. Her wisdom is shared in several books, including An Arrow in My Heart and A Fire Burns Within: Teachings from Ceremony and Culture. Dr. Acoose holds extensive research expertise in culturally grounded treatment and recovery approaches for healing from problematic substance use.

Contact Information

First Nations University of Canada

Saskatoon, SK S7N 4K4

Phone: 306.931.1800 ext. 5482


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