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2022 Freedom Award Honorees

Samuel C. Wheeler Freedom Award

Tawna Sanchez, Oregon State Representative
Representative Tawna Sanchez has spent her life working to strengthen our community. Tawna is Shoshone-Bannock, Ute and Carrizo and grew up in Portland, and for many years has been a leader fighting for the rights of women, indigenous people, and the most vulnerable.
The Samuel C. Wheeler Freedom Award is an honor given to those who help battle the stigma of addiction by sharing their story of recovery and giving back to the community in meaningful ways.

Spirit of Recovery Advocacy Award

Kate Lieber, Oregon State Senator

Rob Nosse, Oregon State Representative

The Advocacy Award honors those who help foster healthy communities by demonstrating outspoken support for addiction treatment access and quality.