Providing Harm Reduction Services in Native Communities
Experts from the field, Philomena Kebec, Mo Mike and Hannah Warren, led the discussion with a group of harm reductionists who serve Native participants. Four key considerations for providing harm reduction services in Native communities emerged and are discussed in this brief: • Provide staff education and training on Native culture, history and cultural care. • Implement trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care. • Address stigma through fostering trust and respect. • Prioritize and center the work of Native people and organizations in harm reduction.