Healing Pathways

healing pathwaysThe Healing Pathways Project is a community-based participatory research study involving 746 American Indian and First Nations youth and their families living in the northern Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada. The project began in 2002 with collaborations between 8 reservation and reserve communities and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). From 2002 - 2010 we engaged in annual survey interviews with youth aged 10 – 12 at year one of the study. The Healing Pathways project received new funding in 2016 from the National Institutes of Health to once again contact the original adolescent participants (now roughly 25 – 26 years of age) for three years of additional interviews about early adult experiences. 

Healing Pathways is now being administered from the University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus with continued collaboration with UNL and participating reservations and reserves. The second round of new interviews with original Healing Pathways participants is currently underway. If you participated when you were an adolescent, please fill out the information below so that a project interviewer can connect with you soon to tell you more about the current project.

Are you interested in reading articles that have been written from the Healing Pathways project?  Follow this link to access pdf versions of our articles!


Questions? Please contact:
Melissa Walls, Project Principal Investigator
Angie Forsberg, Project Coordinator