Wisdom engaged : traditional knowledge for northern community well-being

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Traditional medicine 
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"Wisdom Engaged demonstrates how traditional knowledge, Indigenous approaches to healing, and the insights of Western bio-medicine can complement each other when all voices are heard in a collaborative effort to address changes to Indigenous communities' well-being. In this collection, voices of Elders, healers, physicians, and scholars are gathered in an attempt to find viable ways to move forward while facing new challenges. Bringing these varied voices together provides a critical conversation about the nature of medicine; a demonstration of ethical commitment; and an example of successful community relationship building."-- Provided by publisher. 
xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm. 
Biblio Notes
Contexts and holistic approaches to Northern Community well being --
Traditional knowledge, healing, and wellness : an introduction / Leslie Main Johnson --
Making and taking medicine : Indigenous and western therapeutics in an early contact Eastern MacKenzie Delta Society, 1858-1920 / Walter Vanast --
Illness and power in times of contact: Gitxsan and Witsuwit'en narratives of healing / Leslie Main Johnson --
"Our food is our medicine": traditional knowledge and traditional plant foods for health and well-being in the Canadian North and Alaska / Nancy J. Turner --
Cranberries are medicine: montioring, sharing and consuming cranberries in Fort McKay / Janelle Marie Baker and the Fort McKay Berry Group --
Huckleberries, food sovereignty, cumulative impact, and community health: reflections from Northern British Columbia, Canada / Leslie Main Johnson, Darlene Vegh, and Ruby E. Morgan --
Conditions for well-being: sustainability of an Inuit subsistence system in a globalized world / Keiichi Omura --
Inuvialuit nautchiangit, relationships between people and plants : a project to document traditional plant knowledge / Inuvialuit Regional Corporation --
Community context, research methods, and cultural ethics in the plants for life project, Delme / Christopher Fletcher --
Life transformation and volunteerism in teetl'it Zheh : pathway to community well-being / Thea Luig --
Northern community voices on wellness --
Sip'xw Hligetdin : demonstrating the strength, education, readiness, and responsibility to speak in the feasthall / Ari Matthews, Sim'Oogit T'Enim Gyet --
Seaweed harvesting an my uncle's stories / Della M. Cheney, Stakawas, Katsawa --
Life at Moose Lake: tradiitional life in Fort McKay Territory and the impacts of oil sands mining / Celina Harpe-Cooper --
Health is living well according to Kaska values : Kaska women's words / Linda G. McDonald and Mida Donnessey --
Wisdom for well-being ; Gwich'in Elders' teachings / Mary Teya, Annie B. Gordon, Mabel English, and Alestine Andre --
Healing and spiritual knowledge of Deline and Plants for life / Morris Neyelle and Bernice Neyelle --
Words of a traditional healer for Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories / Robert Beaulieu --
Pathways and choice : concluding words / Leslie Main Johnson.

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