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  1. Aboriginal Ethics Guide Ethical Research

    [Visions Article]

    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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  2. 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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  3. Aboriginal Resources

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    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources. ...

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  4. 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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  5. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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    PDF Version   Download PDF | More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with p ...

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  6. Canada’s Indian Residential School System

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    The Canadian Indian Residential School System’s century-long policy of forced assimilation* of Aboriginal peoples has left a legacy of destruction, pain and despair. Some of the problems facing Aboriginal people because of the assault on their cultures ar ...

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  7. 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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  8. Connecting the Dots

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    Connecting the Dots aims to promote the wellness of urban Aboriginal youth and families in BC. But first, they needed to adapt existing models of community support to better reflect Aboriginal perspectives of wellness. In Kelowna, for example, Aboriginal ...

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  9. 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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  10. Depression: A Guide for Aboriginal People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Depression affects your mood—the way you feel. It’s normal to feel sad or upset from time to time. Depression is more than just a bad day. ...

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