Part I: CrossCultural Perspectives -- A. Historical background -- B. Nations to wards and back again: constitutional, political and legal context -- C. Negotiating treaties: then and now -- D. Aboriginal self-government -- E. Aboriginal Peoples: then and now -- Part II: Techniques and tools -- A. Aboriginal understanding - a quiz and glossary of terms -- B. Business case for working effectively with Aboriginal peoples -- C. Aboriginal consultation --D. Respect -- E. Scenarios - test your knowledge -- Answers to glossary quiz -- Answers to scenarios
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.
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.
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.
"Like a long conversation between friends, Creating Spaces reveals the challenges and misgivings, the burning questions, the successes and failures that have shaped the life of this extraordinary woman and the history of Indigenous education in Canada." - cover [p. 4].
"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
"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 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).
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.