Aboriginal Journeys in Mental Health is a new 36-minute documentary featuring Aboriginal people recovering from depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia—and related issues such as anxiety, suicide, trauma, and substance use. The DVD honours Aboriginal people sharing their personal experiences with mental illnesses and recovery. The partners involved in this project included Fraser Health Authority's Aboriginal Services, Mission Mental Health, Mission Indian Friendship Centre Society, Stó:lo Nation Health Support Services, and Bear Image Productions. Fraser Health was the primary funder with the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information providing funding for steering and promotional support. Staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association's BC Division provided input on the BC Partners' behalf.(website)
Program discusses options open to aboriginal students in Canada who take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Thompson Rivers University. Also discusses the Aboriginal Pre-Health Program from Simon Fraser University which prepares students for the TRU nursing degree program.
Today the Aboriginal peoples of North America are living with two different medical and healing systems. This video looks at the different approaches. The program is designed to improve understanding between non-Aboriginal health care workers and Aboriginal people.
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
"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.