Recovery Services at 1315 East 24th Street

We believe recovery is driven by culture and connection. Community member and relatives who seek recovery services can rely on culturally sensitive and appropriate care for various substance dependence. The recovery services team looks at all aspects of one’s well-being to support their journey on the road of recovery.

5 Suboxone-waivered prescribers
1 Registered nurse care coordinator
1 Peer recovery specialist

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT Program)

The Indian Health Board in Minneapolis is offering Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT to those that may benefit from Suboxone. MAT is a voluntary program that uses Suboxone as a supporting tool to help relatives and community members in addressing opioid dependency.

Suboxone is a prescribed medication that contains buprenorphine and naloxone, two compounds that bind to the opioid receptors in the brain to curb opioid dependence. We understand that not everyone may benefit from the MAT Program. In these cases, we will work to integrate care across clinics to meet your needs. For more information, please email Dr. Laiel Baker-DeKrey at info@indianhealthboard.com.

To schedule an appointment, speak with our intake specialist Sheila Aubuchon, RN at 612-721-9819.

For IOP information, please call Richard Wright at 612-721-9845.

Meet the Team

MAT Care Coordinator Nurse

Sheila Aubuchon, RN

Sheila Aubuchon is a registered nurse from Minneapolis has been in the health care field for over 40 years. During the past 25 years in Mental health and Chemical Health, most recently a Care coordinator at one of the Medicated Assisted Treatment Programs in Minneapolis.

She earned her nursing degree at St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Her focus is meeting a person where they are in their addiction. She is dedicated in working with others and building trust within the Indigenous community.

Recovery Services Director

Laiel Baker-DeKrey, PhD, LP

Laiel is a doctoral-level licensed clinical psychologist. Since 2008, she has lived and practiced in the Minneapolis Indigenous community (on Ojibwe and Dakota territory). She is an enrolled member of the Nu’eta, Hidatsa Nations (Knife Clan) located near the North Dakota Badlands and Lake Sakakawea. In addition to overseeing recovery services, she provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and children.

Her research and training have been primarily in trauma-informed, land-based, Indigenous-focused care and health equity. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She successfully completed the Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education (INPSYDE) Program.

Recovery Services Care Coordinator

William (Bill) Carter

Bill is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor with a history of providing advocacy and human services to Indigenous people throughout the Twin Cities since 1997. He is an enrolled member of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe in Northern Minnesota and grew up in Duluth. Providing recovery services to Indian people is a natural outgrowth of having walked the Red Road for 30+ years.

During a decade of service as the American Indian Community Advocate for the City of Minneapolis, Bill took note of the many health disparities throughout our Indian community. Moreover, he became aware that Minnesota enjoys one of the lowest drug overdose mortality rates in the nation – while MN Indians are almost six times more likely to die in this way compared to their white counterparts. This led him to earn his Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling at the University of Minnesota. His hope is render tools to Indian people seeking triumph over drug & alcohol addiction.

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Greg Franson, ACD1, PRS

Greg is from the Ojibwe Nation from Lac la Croix First Nation Canada. He has been a peer recovery support specialist since 2019 which he started working at IHB on Jan 6, 2020 since coming to IHB he has done his UMICAD training and is working on his hours to become a licensed counselor and he will have training to assess Rule 25 also.

Greg is very resourceful within his native community; he is a very caring person that is willing to go the extra mile to help you get where you need to go to have a good clean life on the red road. He has been recognized by the Executive Office of the President of the United States for his outstanding work working with are relatives (Native Americans) who are suffering from addiction and homelessness.

Recovery Services Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor

Donald Richard Wright, CI, LADC

Richard is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He entered the chemical dependency field in 1986 volunteering at the Eden Youth Outpatient Treatment Program for American Indian Adolescents. He later became a staff in the adult residential men’s program of RS Eden Programs and spent elven years there. In 1989 attended the Minneapolis Community College for CD Certification, and in 1995 received his LADC from the Minnesota Board of Behavior Health and Therapy. Richard is a national speaker on inhalant abuse and non-beverage alcohol, and other drug studies. He is a 2012 graduate of the Saint Paul Seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Richard is a leech lake Reservation band member, growing up in Onigum, Minnesota. Most of his career is in special populations residential treatments, including the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation.