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.
Shamattawa: the gasoline plague -- From Lytton to Sabaskong Bay: fighting for the schools -- Inside the reserves -- Hobbema: oil and suicide -- Defence of the North: the native economy and land claims -- Foreign justice: native people and the law -- Alkali Lake: resisting alcohol -- From Manitoba to Massachusetts: the lost generation -- The new militancy -- The fifth generation -- Postscript: September 1990.
Handbook covers: Basic information and demographic data on the Aboriginal people of B.C. ; A description of curent health status and critical health problems facing the Aboriginal people of B.C. ; An overview of the history that has produced the burden of ill health among Aboriginal people ; A description of the historic and current roles and responsibilities of federal, provincial and Aboriginal health agencies ; Consideration of treaty making and self-government initiatives and their implications for health authorities ; An exploration of visions, models and concepts ; Questions and factors to be considered in the development of strategies for change to close the gaps in health status between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal British Columbians.
Introduction : First Nations, MeÂ´tis, and Inuit in Canada : understanding the issues -- Western and aboriginal ways of knowing -- Cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, and cultural safety -- Historical overview -- Understanding the determinants of health and Canadaâ€™s native population -- Diabetes, diet, and nutrition -- Chronic and infectious diseases -- Womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s health -- Mental health -- Hybridisation of health care and the way forward for aboriginal health.