Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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364 pages
6 x 9 inches
April 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380377


Overview

Now in its second edition, this collection explores how multiple health determinants, such as colonialism, gender, culture, early childhood development, the environment, geography, HIV/AIDS, medicine, and policy, impact the health status of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Grounded in expert voices of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis writers from coast to coast, this updated edition includes a chapter on environment and land defense; a foreword written by Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority; chapters by Liz Howard and Helen Knott, Indigenous poets; and an updated arrangement that reflects the significant social and political events that dominated headlines over the last two years, such as the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, the US national election of 2016, the Indigenous youth suicide epidemic, and the enquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. This revolutionary book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses on health, public and population health, community health sciences, medicine, nursing, and social work.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Dr. Evan Adams

Introduction to the Second Edition: Rethinking (Once Again) Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health
Sarah de Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay, and Margo Greenwood

PART 1 SETTING THE CONTEXT: BEYOND THE SOCIAL

Chapter 1— Structural Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
Charlotte Reading

Chapter 2— Knausgaard, Nova Scotia
Liz Howard

Chapter 3— Embodying Self-Determination: Beyond the Gender Binary
Sarah Hunt

Chapter 4 Reflections of One Indian Doctor in a Town Up North
Nadine Caron

Chapter 5— Two-Eyed Seeing in Medicine
Murdena Marshall, Albert Marshall, and Cheryl Bartlett


Chapter 6— The Spiritual Dimension of Holistic Health: A Reflection
Marlene Brant Castellano


PART 2 HONOURING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEALTH

Chapter 7— atikowisi miýw-a¯ya¯win, Ascribed Health and Wellness, to kaskitamasowin miýw-a¯ya¯win, Achieved Health and Wellness: Shifting the Paradigm
Madeleine Dion Stout


Chapter 8— Raven Healing
Roberta Kennedy (Kung Jaadee)

Chapter 9— miyo-pimâtisiwin, “A Good Path”: Indigenous Knowledges, Languages, and Traditions in Education and Health
Diana Steinhauer and James Lamouche


Chapter 10— Inuit Knowledge Systems, Elders, and Determinants of Health: Harmony, Balance, and the Role of Holistic Thinking
Shirley Tagalik

Chapter 11— Two Poems
Marilyn Iwama

PART 3 WELLNESS IS KNOWING WHO WE ARE: CULTURE AND IDENTITY

Chapter 12— Being at the Interface: Early Childhood as a Determinant of Health
Margo Greenwood and Elizabeth Jones

Chapter 13— Knowing Who You Are: Family History and Aboriginal Determinants of Health
Brenda Macdougall

Chapter 14— Cultural Wounds Demand Cultural Medicines
Michael J. Chandler and William L. Dunlop

Chapter 15— Grandma and Grandpa and the Mysterious Case of Wolf Teeth in the House!
Richard Van Camp

PART 4 HEALTH OF THE LAND, HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE

Chapter 16— The Relatedness of People, Land, and Health: Stories from Anishinabe Elders
Chantelle Richmond

Chapter 17— Activating Place: Geography as a Determinant of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Well-Being
Sarah de Leeuw

Chapter 18— Violence on the Land, Violence on Our Bodies Women’s Earth
Alliance and Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Chapter 19— Take Care of the Land and the Land Will Take Care of You: Resources, Development, and Health
Terry Teegee

Chapter 20— Dishinit Sakeh
Helen Knott

PART 5 REVISIONING MEDICINE: TOWARD INDIGENIZATION

Chapter 21— miyo-pimâtisiwin: Practising “the Good Way of Life” from the Hospital Bed to Mother Earth
Patricia Makokis and James Makokis

Chapter 22— Reshaping the Politics of Health: A Personal Perspective
Warner Adam

Chapter 23— Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Policies and Programs in British Columbia: Beyond the Rhetoric
Karen Isaac and Kathleen Jamieson

Chapter 24— Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Populations: Why a Focus on Genetic Susceptibility Is Not Enough
Fernando Polanco and Laura Arbour

Chapter 25— Determining Life with HIV and AIDS
Sherri Pooyak, Marni Amirault, and Renée Masching

Chapter 26— Medicine Is Relationship: Relationship Is Medicine
Leah May Walker and Danièle Behn-Smith

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Index

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