Walking Together, Working Together

SKU: 9781772125375

Leslie Main Johnson
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Alberta Press
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Edited by Leslie Main Johnson and Janelle Marie Baker, of European settler and maternal Métis ancestry.

This collection takes a holistic view of well-being, seeking complementarities between Indigenous approaches to healing and Western biomedicine. Topics include traditional healers and approaches to treatment of disease and illness; traditional knowledge and intellectual property around medicinal plant knowledge; the role of diet and traditional foods in health promotion; culturally sensitive approaches to healing work with urban Indigenous populations; and integrating biomedicine, alternative therapies, and Indigenous healing in clinical practice. Throughout, the voices of Elders, healers, physicians, and scholars are in dialogue to promote Indigenous community well-being through collaboration. This book will be of interest to scholars in Indigenous Studies, medicine and public health, medical anthropology, and anyone involved with care delivery and public health in Indigenous communities. Contributors include: Darlene Auger, Cree with Ojibwa Nahkawiyinowak and Wolf Clan ancestry; Dorothy Badry; Margaret David; Meda DeWitt, Tlingit traditional healer, certified massage therapist, Historical Trauma and Healing trainer and ethnoherbalist; Hal Eagletail, member of the Northern Dene TsuuT'ina Nation; and Gary L. Ferguson III, (Aleut/Unangax) a Qagan Tayagungin tribal member. Other contributors are: Marc Fonda, Annie Goose, Angela Grier (Pioohksoopanskii), Leslie Main Johnson, Allison Kelliher, Patrick Lightning, Mary Maje, Maria Mayan, Ruby E. Morgan, Richard T. Oster, Ann Maje Raider, Camille (Pablo) Russell, Ginetta Salvalaggio, Ellen L. Toth, Harry Watchmaker.

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