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For those with neither pen nor sword, the movie camera has proven a mighty instrument. For centuries, colonized aboriginal people depended upon oral tradition to preserve their language and creation stories - the pith and marrow of every culture - but with the advent of the 20th century and...
The goal of this study is to critically examine health information sources in order to determine whether Aboriginal women are represented in these resources, and if so, how they are being presented. This research is intended to illuminate the practices around the construction of information, and...
The poorer health status of First Nations, Inuit, Métis (FN/I/M) people in Canada is unacceptable and requires urgent attention. One potential means of improving FN/I/M health is to focus on improving training of medical students to enhance cultural safety. Experiential, community based...
“You need to be double cultured to function here”: toward an anthropology of Inuit nursing in Greenland and NunavutDownload
Working towards an anthropology of nursing, I explore what it means to become and be an Inuit nurse, using as a lens the experiences and voices of Greenlandic and Canadian Inuit nurses and nursing students who are educated and practice in settings developed and governed by Southerners (Danes and...
A cross-cultural comparison of scientific language use: Indigenous and Eurocentric discourse on issues regarding caribou in the NorthDownload
This work is an attempt to understand and lessen the borders that exist between Indigenous knowledge and Eurocentric science. I contend that the two groups represent distinct cultures and that it is important to look at the differences and similarities that occur in language use as the two...
This research focuses on documenting the efforts of the Waponahki people to design and pass legislated policy that effectively addresses racism and the process of colonization in school curriculum. The Waponahki, Indigenous to Maine and the Maritime Provinces, set precedent in both Canada and the...
I didn’t really understand why at the time of watching Boy I had feelings of dissociation with Taika Waititi, but I have come to comprehend this reaction more fully as I have read the articles of this special issue and thought about it less intuitively. “Alamein’s Encore”, the ...
Invited major book review of M. Cannon & L. Sunseri, (2011), “Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada: A Reader”Download
Book Review: Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada: A Reader, Edited by Martin J. Cannon and Lina Sunseri. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2011, paperback, 284 pages. ISBN 978-0-1954-3231-2
Using a qualitative ethnographic approach, this research investigated the situation of the Tsotsil language spoken in Chenalhó, Chiapas, Mexico, by focusing on the implementation of a Spanish-Tsotsil bilingual elementary school. It was possible to discover that the Tsotsil language is still alive...
This poster answers the question "How can educators motivate students to learn Aboriginal languages?" The answer is to return to the original Aboriginal names of Canada's provinces and territories before European contact enabling Aboriginal students to reclaim their ancestors' rightful place in...