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  1. Aboriginal Superhero

    [Visions Article]

    Comic books and health are not words you normally hear in the same sentence. In fact, some people may think comic books are an unhealthy pastime. But the Healthy Aboriginal Network (HAN) thinks they have the potential to save lives. With that belief, and ...

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  2. One Community, Our Future

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    In May 2006, the Sto:lo Nation Health Services received a grant through the provincial government Crystal Meth Program. It was proposed that the funding be used to create a youth drop-in centre for aboriginal youth between the ages of 12 and 19 who live o ...

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  3. Cultural Pathways for Decolonization

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    Before contact with Europeans, Canada’s indigenous people enjoyed relatively good health and knew cures for many illnesses. Traditional wisdom and knowledge of the land as a resource for the community was essential for their health and well-being. ...

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  4. Visions- Aboriginal People

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) This issue of Visions stirs new ground like no other issue has. If you identify yourself as Aboriginal, First Nation, Inuit or Metis, you will likely find much that resonates with you. If you don't indentify yourself that w ...

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  5. Aboriginal Mental Health: The statistical reality

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    It’s well known that the Aboriginal people of Canada face a unique set of mental health challenges. 2 But what may not be so well known is that, in a 2002/03 survey, about 70% of First Nations adults living on reserves felt in balance physically, emotiona ...

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  6. Charting the Future of Native Mental Health in Canada

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    “The strategic plan of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada (NMHAC) is a first in the history of Canada. It is a vision, mission and long-term plan to promote and enhance native mental health in Canada based on Indigenous worldview, a unique per ...

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  7. Research Summary: Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences of Mental Health and Addictions Care

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    Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia and other areas of Canada face unique difficulties accessing mental health and addictions services. This is having negative effects on the mental health of Aboriginal people, their families and their communities. In ...

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  8. Spirit Beads, Resilience and Residential School

    [Visions Article]

    Note: In writings on the impact of colonization on Aboriginal people, certain words—such as Survivor, Residential School and Residential School Legacy—are often capitalized. In 1994, I made a trip to Whitehorse, Yukon, where I bought a baby belt that had ...

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  9. Aboriginal Ethics Guide Ethical Research

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    Elder George Courchene of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, at a public hearing of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1992, spoke of “Indian law” that was given to the people by the Creator at the beginning of time: “He gave them four directio ...

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  10. Seeking Health Care at Emergency Departments

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    Many Aboriginal people have difficulty accessing health care services. I am a member of a team of university and community-based researchers1 who want to see people’s access to primary health care services improved. We have been conducting a study2 to hel ...

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