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.
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).
"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."--
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.
"The authors in this anthology share their research through non-fictional narratives, innovative approaches to Indigenous community leadership, and inspiring accounts of success, presenting many models for Indigenous leader development. These engaging stories are followed by a Wise Practices section featuring seven significant contemporary case study summaries." - publisher's website.
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 book explores the nature of indigenous education, outlining key elements of American Indian perspectives on learning and teaching. It advocates developing a contemporary, culturally based, educational process founded upon traditional tribal values, orientations, and principles, while simultaneously using the most appropriate concepts, technologies, and content of modern education. Environmental relationship, myth, visionary traditions, traditional arts, tribal community, and nature-centered spirituality have traditionally formed the foundations of American Indian life for discovering one's true face (character, potential, identity), one's heart (soul, creative self, true passion), and one's foundation (true work, vocation), all of which lead to the expression of a complete life. Indigenous education is a process of education grounded in the basics of human nature. It can provide new ways of educating for ecological thinking and environmental sustainability, and has the potential, not only for the transformation of what is misnamed "Indian education," but also for profound applications toward transforming modern American education. Chapters explore the spiritual, environmental, mythic, visionary, artistic, affective, and communal foundations of indigenous education. A final chapter discusses ethnoscience, and relates seven core courses for an indigenous science curriculum to the seven cardinal directions honored by all indigenous peoples. An appendix lists 24 principles applicable to the holistic presentation of any content to any age level. Contains 119 references. (Sv).