"The legacy of residential schools has weighed heavily on the lives and wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals and communities for generations. The Settlement Agreement endorsed by Survivors, churches, and the Government of Canada signals a shared commitment to create a more harmonious, mutually respectful future."
"In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel initiates myriad conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. An advocate for Indigenous worldviews, the author discusses the fundamental issues--the terminology of relationships; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties--along with wider social beliefs about these issues. She answers the questions that many people have on these topics to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community."--
"In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada's notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past."--Pub. desc
"Following the success of an earlier Book Club edition, this volume has been revised and re-edited for scholastic and academic purposes. These essays, which shed light on the lived and living experiences and legacies of Residential Schools, are offered in the sincere hop that your reading and discussion of them will become part of a much needed dialogue on reconciliation in Canada." - back cover
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.
Overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people with subjects including veterans, youth, urbanization, child welfare, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavours to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us - individuals, communities, and governments - to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people.
"Over the span of ten years, seven high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave their reserve because there was no high school there for them to attend. Award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest, and struggle with, human rights violations past and present against aboriginal communities."
"A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, I Am Not a Number brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to"--
Section 1: A vision for First Nations health -- Section 2: Demographic history & the pre-contact health of BC First Nations -- Origins -- First Nations pre-contact health -- Traditional healing -- Population estimates -- Section 3: Contact -- Population collapse -- Colonial period -- The impacts of church and state -- 20th century health care -- Population rebound -- A changing world -- Section 4: What are we today? -- First Nations people and social determinants of health -- Aboriginal health issues today -- Who is responsible for First Nations health care in BC? -- First Nations steps towards change -- A new governance partnership and administrative arrangement -- The basis agreement and other future agreements -- International context.