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  1. 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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  2. Unprecedented Collaboration— Four nations in Northern BC geared to “embrace life”

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    Four nations in northern BC—the Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, Tsimshian and Nisga’a—have come together to form an unprecedented partnership. Their goal is to reduce the high number of suicide ideations, attempts and completions. It is with great hope and excitem ...

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  3. Surviving the Fall

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    A young mother-to-be tells of anxiously watching the screen during her ultrasound—tears quickly form and stream down her cheeks as she realizes her baby’s heart is no longer beating. Another young woman speaks of the early days with her new baby: “It shou ...

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  4. Toward Blending the Best of Two Worlds

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    In 2004, the Fraser Region Aboriginal Planning Committee (now the Fraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority1) and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) formed a partnership. The aim of the partnership was to put together a plan for impro ...

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  5. Editor's Message: Aboriginal People

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    This issue of Visions stirs new ground like no other issue has. If you identify yourself as Aboriginal, First Nation, Inuit or Métis, you will likely find much that resonates with you in the stories ahead. If you don’t identify yourself that way, you will ...

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  6. Aboriginal Resources

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

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  7. 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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  8. Elder Suicide in Native Communities

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    How Valuing and Including our Seniors Can Make All the Difference Paul Kettl, MD Reprinted from "Seniors' Mental Health" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 15, pp. 9-10 Excerpted from Kettl, P. (1998). Alaska native suicide: Lessons for el ...

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  9. Within Sight: Issue 29

      Read more from Within Sight In this issue: HeretoHelp spotlight Aboriginal Mental Health Promotion from CMHA BC. From 2010-2015, the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres led Connecting th ...

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  10. Recovery Cup: 2016 First Nations Edition

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      English PDF Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   This cooperative game teaches helpful self-care and recovery concepts for families who have a loved in recovery from a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia. The board and card imagery for this game versi ...

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