"As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness--the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural--to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. The woven essays that construct this book bring people back into conversation with all that is green and growing; a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even when we forgot how to listen"-- Provided by publisher.
In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.
Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape. -website
Opening remarks / Florence James, Penelakut First Nation -- Preface "Storywork" : foundations -- Nanaimo Indian Hospital : a patient remembers [British Columbia] / Sainty Morris -- Cold needles / Laura Cranmer -- 1. Tuberculosis -- 2. Indian health services, an evolving system -- Nursing Work at the United Church Hospital, Bella, Bella, British Columbia / Marge Thompson -- Nursing work at the Anglican hospitals in Aklavik and Pangnirtung / Biddy Worsley -- Director of Nursing at the Camsell / Elva Taylor -- 3. The Institutions -- Indian hospitals and field nursing -- Nursing at the Camsell / Marjorie Warke -- Occupational therapy student : Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, 1966 [Edmonton, Alberta] / Truus van Royen -- 4. Patients and families -- Life in and around the Indian hospitals -- A Patient's memory of Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Laura Cranmer -- Life as a patient in the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital / Alma Desjarlais -- A Patient and a worker in British Columbia Indian hospitals / Marie Dick -- Visiting the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Delores Louie
SNUWUYULTH -- Local indigenous medicine -- A Conversation about the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Charlie -- Remembering Indian Health Services and Traditional Medicine on the Snuneymuxw Reserve / Ellen White -- 6. Working in health care -- Aboriginal nurses and caregivers -- Aboriginal nurse at the Camsell / Kathleen Stein hauer -- Nanaimo Indian Hospital -- Being a Patient and Becoming a nurse / Michael Dick -- Ward Aide and Office Assistant at the Nanaimo Indian Hospital / Violet Clark -- Nursing Aide at the Lac La Ronge Nursing Station / Muriel Innes -- Aboriginal people and Nursing -- Evelyn Voyageur