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  1. Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous Healing

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    “Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before,” a Nobel Prize–winning physicist once said, referring to how knowledge and skills are built and improved upon, generation by generation. ...

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  2. Why Aboriginal Peoples Can’t Just “Get Over It”

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    The political climate of Canada is changing. Shortly after the historic release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report in 2015, Canadians elected a new prime minister committed to repairing the relationship between Aboriginal peoples an ...

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  3. Vision Quests and Questioning Visions

    Taking on collective responsibility for Aboriginal truth and well-being Nicolas D. Leech-Crier Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 12 “Virtually all aspects of Canadian society may need to be reconsidere ...

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  4. Walking the Red Road

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    Indigenous mental health from an Elder's perspective Susan Tatoosh, as told to Stephanie Wilson Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 15 Mental health, to me, means balance. It means having emotional, ...

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  5. Surviving to Thriving

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    A personal journey in mental health Jenz Malloway Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 18 My story of recovering from depression doesn’t end with me crossing a 10k finish line in triumph, winning a litera ...

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  6. Drawing from Métis Roots to Move Beyond Bipolar Disorder

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    Kim Bayer, MA Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 21 For many years, I worked as a community support worker during the day, helping others with mental health and addiction issues as well as child welfare ...

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  7. Some Days a Printer Cable Makes Me Cry

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    Reflections on suicide—First Nations communities and beyond Chris Lalonde, PhD Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 23 I have two things to say about suicide. First, I’ve spent 20 years studying suicide a ...

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  8. Shape Shifter or Schizophrenic?

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    A personal perspective on implementing mental health programs in First Nations communities Jacqueline McPherson Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 26 This is a very personal story, exploring the meaning ...

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  9. What is Indigenous Cultural Safety—and Why Should I Care About It?

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    Cheryl Ward (MSW, RSW, EdD candidate), Chelsey Branch (MEd, MA, PhD student) and Alycia Fridkin (MHSc, PhD) Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 29 It’s the first session in a therapeutic relationship. Su ...

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  10. “Our Story, Our Journey, Our Strength”

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    The new BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) Strengthening Families Together – First Nations pilot project Cindy L. Charleyboy, BA Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016 11 (4), p. 33 I am thankful for this opportunity to s ...

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