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.
This video looks at the history and present day factors contributing to the rising rates of diabetes amongst Native American and Canadian aboriginals. Covers the basics of diabetes, includes factors unique to Native communities, explores methods of prevention and control. Video is designed for Native and non-Native health professionals, hospitals, and community groups seeking to provide diabetes information to First Nations.
A breast cancer awareness video by, about, and for First Nations women. Addresses the specific needs of First Nations women, such as traditional medicine and spirituality, the medical establishment, and access to support.
Examines the root causes of F.A.S. from the perspective of aboriginal mothers. The video focuses on a FAS support group whose members provide strong messages about consuming drugs or alcohol while pregnant. The video is aimed at aboriginal men and women who are thinking about having a child, but may still be dealing with their addiction problems.
"Nashine ginwenimawaziwin, from the Ojibway language, translates loosely into 'Constant Care.' ... Constant Care is about Aboriginal people who have AIDS that are in need of palliative care. It provides suggestions and ideas of how to support someone who is going through the last stages of AIDS....This project began as a manual, a step-by-step document. Through direction from the Aboriginal Palliative Care Manual Committee and consultations with First Nations people in Ontario, the project became more about education and awareness through the sharing of stories and experiences..."
This video, targeted to aboriginal women, describes the pap test. It emphasizes the role of the Pap Test as the best means of preventing cervical cancer. The objective is to encourage aboriginal women to undergo regular Pap test screening. The subject is treated in a simple, informative, and sensitive manner