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: Darlene Auger, Dorothy Badry, Margaret David, Meda DeWitt, Hal Eagletail, Gary L. Ferguson III, 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