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Volume 5, Issue 1 – First Nations Communities in Crisis

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With the support of the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) commissioned a series of multi-disciplinary research papers that explore various dimensions of First Nation crisis. This edition of the … Continue reading

Editorial – Embracing the Healing Journey

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In November 2007, several Health Canada officials embarked on a journey, through the First Nation Communities in Crisis Initiative (FNCICI), to better understand what contributes to crisis situations in First Nation communities and how best to address these situations. That … Continue reading

Language and Culture as Protective Factors for At-Risk Communities

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Onowa McIvor, Doctoral student, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Senior Lecturer & Director, Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria Art Napoleon, Cree language speaker, language and culture preservationist and faith-keeper Kerissa M. Dickie … Continue reading

Traditional Medicine and Restoration of Wellness Strategies

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Dawn Martin Hill, PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Academic Director Indigenous Studies, McMaster University Abstract The overview of literature provides emergent themes on the topic of Aboriginal health, culturally oriented interventions and prevention strategies. Recommendations are also provided on how to apply … Continue reading

Resilience and Aboriginal Communities in Crisis: Theory and Interventions

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Michel Tousignant, PhD, Professor, Research and Intervention Center on Suicide and Euthanasia, University of Quebec in Montreal Nibisha Sioui, PhD Candidate, Research and Intervention Center on Suicide and Euthanasia, University of Quebec in Montreal Abstract Resilience in Aboriginal communities is … Continue reading

Community Resilience: Models, Metaphors and Measures

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Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Director, Culture & Mental Health Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital Megha Sehdev, Johns Hopkins University Rob Whitley, … Continue reading