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Ontological Security, Movement, and Well-being: Teetł’it Gwich’in Experiences of Life TransformationsDownload
Based on ethnographic field research in a northern Aboriginal community, this thesis explores Teetł’it Gwich’in experiences of personal transformations from suffering to well-being. Literature on Aboriginal health largely approaches social suffering as trans-generational trauma, and strength in...
Prevalence and Characteristics Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation Among Canadian Inuit from the 2007–2008 Nunavut Inuit Child Health SurveyDownload
"We aimed to determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with, breastfeeding initiation in Canadian Inuit. We used data from the Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey, a population-based, cross-sectional survey conducted in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Inuit children aged 3–5 years in...
This dissertation examines vocational education and training (VET) partnership programs designed to increase aboriginal participation in the skilled trades. Pre-apprenticeship training programs were examined in two regions: the Beaufort Delta of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and the Regional...
This dissertation looks at urban housing fields (its policies, services, actors, and structures) in two Canadian cities: Edmonton and Winnipeg. Using a Bourdieusian method of field analysis, I ask how local networks of actors engaged in the struggle over housing resources govern and are governed...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether racial discrimination, Aboriginal enculturation, and Canadian acculturation were associated with...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether Aboriginal enculturation, Canadian acculturation, and racial discrimination were associated with...
Spider weaving: STI/HIV prevention using popular theatre and action research in an indigenous communityDownload
A pocket of HIV infection has grown to epidemic proportions in a mostly Aboriginal1 community in Northern Alberta. At the start of the research my assumptions were that Aboriginal2 sexuality is affected by political, historical, cultural, psychological, and social factors that underpin the social...
The Alberta Oil Sands Then and Now: An Investigation of the Economic, Environmental and Social Discourses Across Four DecadesDownload
A detailed study of dozens of documents pertaining to the Alberta oil sands produced by the Alberta government over the past 40 years shows the government’s perspective regarding this vast resource has undergone a major shift. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Alberta government initiated...
The Effectiveness of Tuberculosis Control Strategies that Target Social Determinants of Health in Three First Nations and Métis Communities: A Mathematical Modeling ApproachDownload
BACKGROUND: Despite the overall decline in tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Canada, rates among Indigenous peoples have not decreased since the late 1990s. On-going transmission associated with the time from the onset of symptoms to treatment have been identified as major contributor to the...
The Lost Jingle Dress
The Lost Jingle Dress is a story written in 2014 by Heather Young-Leslie, and performed by Stuart McLean for the CBC Radio program Vinyl Café. The story lauds the small community of Jasper, Alberta. It was broadcast as part of the "Indigenous Music" episode, aired on June 3 & 4, 2016. This...