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
"Continuing the theme of social determinants of health, this book is an historical examination of Canadian legal regimes and the negative impact they have had on the health of Aboriginal peoples. Everything from the early ban on traditional practices to the constitutional division of powers is examined (including who is responsible for off-reserve Indians under the Constitution). The author argues there is a clear connection between the health of individuals and the legal regime under which they live, and that our legal regime is one of the determinants of health. She contrasts the state of Aboriginal health in pre-contact days with their health today. The book provides comprehensive reviews of both health statistical data, historical practices aimed at Aboriginal peoples, and an analysis of legal principles that have developed in Canadian law as it applies to Aboriginal peoples. It outlines how commitments made by treaty and Supreme Court of Canada rulings on Aboriginal rights, the duty to consult, and the special constitutional status of Aboriginal peoples can be used to advance the health of Aboriginal peoples. The book concludes with a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society."--Pub. desc.
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