Table des matières

1. Introduction: Working Together looking for pathways to well-being and healing
Leslie Main Johnson
2. Spiritual Pathway to health and balance
Harry Watchmaker
3. Bringing Traditional Medicine into the Medical System
Camille (Pablo) Russell and Hal Eagletail
4. The Traditional Indigenous Model of Health and Wellbeing: How does the Western Physician Work Within this Paradigm?
Darlene Auger
5. The Healing Journey, Working for Kaska Wellness
Mary Maje and Ann Maje Raider
6. Dim Wila Dil dils’m, the way we live. Gitxsan Approaches to A Comprehensive Health Plan, the Gitxsan Traditional Health Plan
Ruby E. Morgan and Leslie Main Johnson
7. Holistic and culturally based approaches to health promotion in Alaska Native Communities
Gary Ferguson, Meda DeWitt and Margaret David
8. Southeast Tlingit Rites of Passage for Women’s Puberty: a Participatory Action Approach
Meda DeWitt
9. Women's Health, Healing and FASD Prevention through Photovoice
Dorothy Badry and Annie Goose
10. Talking about relations: Traditional knowledge, science and protection
Marc Fonda
11. Diabetes and Culture: Time to Truly and Sincerely Listen to Indigenous Peoples
Richard T. Oster, Angela Grier, Rick Lightning, Maria J. Mayan, and Ellen L. Toth
12. ‘Here’, ‘Now,’ and Health Research
Ginetta Salvalaggio
13. Nature is Medicine
Allison Kelliher
14. Concluding Words
Leslie Main Johnson

La description

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 promoting care delivery and public health in Indigenous communities.

Contributors: Darlene P. Auger; Dorothy Badry; Janelle Marie Baker; Margaret David; Meda DeWitt; Hal Eagletail; Gary L. Ferguson; Marc Fonda; Annie I. Goose; Angela Grier; Leslie Main Johnson; Allison Kelliher; Rick Lightning; Mary Maje; Ann Maje Raider; Maria J. Mayan; Ruby E. Morgan, Luu Giss Yee; Richard T. Oster; Camille (Pablo) Russell; Ginetta Salvalaggio; Ellen L. Toth; Harry Watchmaker


“Walking Together, Working Together presents holistic and ecological perspectives of Indigenous health issues that are rooted in equity concerns such as emancipation from colonialism and racism.” Dr. Farah Shroff, Maternal and Infant Health Canada

#1 on the Edmonton Non-fiction Bestsellers list, February 19, 2023