Introduction: Rethinking Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada / Sarah de Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay, and Margo Greenwood --
Part 1: Setting the Context. Structural Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples' Health / Charlotte Reading --
Two-Eyed Seeing in Medicine / Murdena Marshall, Albert Marshall, and Cheryl Bartlett --
Inuit Knowledge Systems, Elders, and Determinants of Health: Harmony, Balance, and the Role of Holistic Thinking / Shirley Tagalik --
The Spiritual Dimension of Holistic Health: A Reflection / Marlene Brant Castellano --
Two Poems / Marilyn Iwama --
Part 2: Beyond the Social. The Relatedness of People, Land, and Health: Stories from Anishinabe Elders /Chantelle Richmond --
Being at the Interface: Early Childhood as a Determinant of Health / Margo Greenwood and Elizabeth Jones --
Cultural Wounds Demand Cultural Medicines / Michael J. Chandler and William L. Dunlop --
Activating Place: Geography as a Determinant of Indigenous Peoples' Health and Well-being / Sarah de Leeuw --
Embodying Self-Determination: Beyond the Gender Binary / Sarah Hunt --
Take Care of the Land and the Land Will Take Care of You: Resources, Development, and Health / Terry Teegee --
Raven Healing, Roberta Kennedy (Kung Jaadee) --
Part 3: Wellness is Knowing Who We Are: Culture, Language, Identity. atikowisi miyw - ayawin, Ascribed Health and Wellness, to kaskitamasowin miyw - ayawin, Achieved Health and Wellness: Shifting the Paradigm / Madeleine Dion Stout --
miyo pimatisiwin 'A Good Path': Indigenous Knowledges, Languages, and Traditions in Education and Health / Diana Steinhauer and James Lamouche --
Reshaping the Politics of Health: A Personal Perspective / Warner Adam --
Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Policies and Programs in British Columbia: Beyond the Rhetoric / Karen Isaac and Kathleen Jamieson --
Grandma and Grandpa and the Mysterious Case of Wolf Teeth in the House! / Richard Van Camp --
Knowing Who You Are: Family History and Aboriginal Determinants of Health / Brenda Macdougall --
Part 4: Revisioning Medicine: Toward Indigenization. miyo pimatisiwin: Practising 'the Good Way of Life' from the Hospital Bed to Mother Earth / Patricia Makokis and James Makokis --
Reflections of One Indian Doctor in a Town up North / Nadine Caron --
Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Populations: Why a Focus on Genetic Susceptibility Is Not Enough / Fernando Polanco and Laura Arbour --
Determining Life with HIV and AIDS / Sherri Pooyak, Marni Amirault, and Renee Masching --
Medicine Is Relationship: Relationship Is Medicine / Leah May Walker and Daniele Behn-Smith.
In Decolonizing Trauma Work, Renee Linklater explores healing and wellness in Indigenous communities on Turtle Island. Drawing on a decolonizing approach, Linklater engages ten Indigenous health care practitioners in a dialogue regarding Indigenous worldviews, notions of wellness and wholistic health, critiques of psychiatry and psychiatric diagnos
First Nations author - Rainy River First Nation.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-175).
What are Indigenous research methodologies, and how do they unfold? These are the focal considerations of Margaret Kovach's study, which offers guidance to those conducting research in the academy using Indigenous methodologies.
As a Crown Attorney working with First Nations in remote northwestern Ontario, Rupert Ross learned that he was routinely misinterpreting the behaviour of Aboriginal victims, witnesses, and offenders, both in and out of court. He discovered that he regularly drew wrong conclusions when he encountered witnesses who wouldn't make eye contact, victims who wouldn't testify in the presence of the accused, and parents who showed great reluctance to interfere in their children's offending behaviour. With the assistance of Aboriginal teachers, he began to see that behind such behaviour lay a complex web of coherent cultural commandments that he had never suspected, much less understood.
As his awareness of traditional Native teachings grew, he found that the areas of miscommunication extended well beyond the courtroom, causing cross-cultural misunderstanding--and ill-informed condemnation.
Dancing with a Ghost is Ross's attempt to give some definition to the cultural gap that bedevils the relationships and distorts the communications between Native peoples and the dominant white Canadian society--and to encourage others to begin their own respectful cross-cultural explorations. As Ross discovered, traditional perspectives have a great deal to offer modern-day Canada, not only in the context of justice but also in terms of the broader concepts of peaceful social organization and personal fulfillment.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This study examines the traditional Cree and Ojibway world view, develops an appreciation of native philosophy and indicates ways in which native values can be incorporated into court and criminal law processes and other aspects of 'mainstream' culture in Canada.