OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Return of the Travelling Star is produced by Ganohkwa Sra Family Assault Support Services, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. Written by Sandra Montour, Return of the Travelling Star is a culturally appropriate story designed to show adolescents there are healthy and respectful ways of social interaction. The story is based on the Iroquois understanding that each star has a distinct and special purpose. One star is known as The Travelling Star and only returns to our sky once every two hundred years.
OUT OF PRINT Health Care and Cultural Change: The Indian Experience in the Central Subarctic examines the changes in health and health care experienced by the First Nations in Canada's central subarctic region. The author identifies the massive social and cultural upheavals experienced by the Aboriginal People as reasons for these devastating changes. T. Kue Young, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, proposes a strategy for improving the heath of First Nations. OUT OF PRINT
Unfinished Dreams: Community Healing and the Reality of Aboriginal Self-Government examines First Nations self-government issues relating to health care, justice and politics. Warry argues that self-government can be realized when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to their communities. Research from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), case studies, and Warry's personal research among Nishnawbe communities are used to examine these critical issues facing Aboriginal communities.
Cry of the Eagle: Encounters with a Cree Healer is the story of three anthropologists and their experiences with a Cree medicine man from the Sucker Creek Reserve in Alberta. Woods Cree healer Russell Willier's view of the world and how this view shapes his treatment of illness are explained. The authors avoid the use of anthropological jargon and the writing style is accessible for the general reader. Cry of the Eagle text is required reading for University anthropology courses and is also recommended for senior high school and college levels.
Writing as a historian of religion well acquainted with ethnological materials, John A Grim identifies four patterns in the shamanic experience: cosmology, tribal sanction, ritual reenactment, and trance experience. Relating those concepts to the Siberian and Ojibwe experiences, he draws on stories, sociology, anthropology, and psychology to paint a picture of shamanism that is both particularized and interpretative. As religious personalities, shamans are important today because of their singular ability to express symbolically the forces that animate the cosmology.
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples is an easy-to-use handbook published by the Royal British Columbia Museum. Originally issued in 1975 this handbook will appeal to the general public user interested in knowing more about the edible wild plants of coastal British Columbia used by the First Nations. First Nations along the coastal region includes: the Haida, Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, and Tsimshian. The author is an ethnobotonist teaching at the University of Victoria.
Indian Use of Wild Plants for Crafts, Food, Medicine, and Charms is the unabridged reprint of Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians in the 44th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, 1928. Frances Densmore (1867-1957) was an ethnomusicologist with the Smithsonian Institution and her research into Ojibwe music brought her to the study of over 200 plants used by the Ojibwe of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northern Ontario from 1908-20.
First Nations Young People: Becoming Healthy Leaders for Today and Tomorrow, Part Two: Study Track/Career is a comprehensive package of activities designed for secondary level students. The first part deals with learning, communication, study skills, and test taking skills and includes activities, quotes and ideas for discussion. The second part deals with making the transition to the world of work by taking personal interest and skills inventories, awareness of employer requirements, planning a budget, researching in the job market, and creating a record book for use in job search.
First Nations Young People: Becoming Healthy Leaders For Today and Tomorrow Part One: Balance was developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. This school resource was designed to assist families, communities and schools who want to guide their young people in character development so that they become healthy leaders of tomorrow. The philosophy is based on First Nations ideals of balancing healthy mind, body, spirit and emotion.