Traditional healers

Traditional healers

Midwives and healers : the newfoundland experience

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the product of knitting together the collective knowledge of women in outport Newfoundland to gain a deeper understanding of the history of women healers. Highlights the special role of the midwife. 

 


 


Myra laramee, medicine woman

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Reid
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces prairie healer Myra Laramee.  Demonstrates the way to wellness in defiance of the culture of despair surrounding AIDS. 

Applying Inuit cultural approaches in the prevention of family violence and abuse

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
The Nuluaq Project
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Addresses spousal, sexual, and child abuse in communities throughout Nunavut. Discusses Inuit traditional values, philosophies and practices as they pertain to the treatment and healing of abused and abusers.

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Analysis report: Inuit healing in contemporary Inuit society

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English
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Paper
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Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies and defines Inuit healing and healers in the context of abuse and violence against women and children. Argues for more emphasis on Inuit healing in order to resolve the raft of social problems plaguing Inuit communities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Traditional medicine in contemporary contexts: protecting and respecting indigenous knowledge and medicine

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Dawn Martin Hill
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National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents key issues evolving from an environmental scan of traditional medicine, and
from focus groups with Elders and healers.

What First Nations think about their health and health care

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the results of a national public opinion telephone poll on First Nations health issues (Canada). Includes information on First Nations views and opinions regarding certain health and health care issues, including: perceived personal health; access to health care providers; use of the health care system; satisfaction and experience with the health care system; use of, and attitudes towards, traditional Aboriginal healers and medicines; sources of health information; and, opinions on improving Aboriginal health.

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ABGN.W45 2004
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