Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community

SKU: 9781550772265

Kevin FitzMaurice, Daniel Jette, Tricia McGuire-Adams, David R. Newhouse
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Thompson Educational Publishing
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Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community offers a selection of the papers presented at Fostering Biimaadiziwin, a national research conference held in Toronto in 2011. The conference grew out of a desire to add a new perspective to research concerning Aboriginal peoples living in urban environments. In this volume, scholars, researchers, policy-makers, community members, and practitioners examine the ways that Aboriginal peoples in Canada are pursuing and achieving biimaadiziwin (or “the good life”) in urban settings. Their twelve papers explore the urban Aboriginal situation in such areas as cultural sovereignty, identity, self-determination, social capital, and education. Articles include Using the Seven Sacred Teachings to Improve Services for Aboriginal Mothers Experiencing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Problems and Involvement with Child Welfare; Only the Silence Remains: Aboriginal Women as Victims in the Case of the Lower Eastside Murders in Vancouver; Urban Self-Determination in Toronto; Urban Housing and Aboriginal Governance; and Networks of Advantage: Urban Aboriginal Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Social Capital. Additional topics discuss artist-run organizations, community safety partnerships, the elderly; Aboriginal women in university, Gladue reports, and the Toronto Urban Aboriginal Research Project. Authors include Cyndy Baskin, Jennifer Brant, Vivien Carli, Adrian Foster, Joanne Heritz, J. D. Crookshanks, Rochelle R. Cote, Bonita Beatty, Arnette Weber-Beeds, Bela McPherson, Carole Strike, and Leslie King.

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