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Celebrating the circle of life: Coming back to balance and harmony

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog112533

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/361F0C20-FDC5-499E-AC8D-D0F2A0494597/0/Circle_of_Life_FINAL_CompleteGuide_March2013.pdf

The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program in collaboration with Perinatal Services BC. B.C.: BC Mental Health and Addictions Service & Perinatal Services BC , 2013. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 CEL 2013
This guide discusses how baby blues and depression may affect women's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and what to do if that occurs. ; Part 1 - Basic Aboriginal Teachings ; Part 2 - Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the first year of being a parent ; Part 3 - Feelings during Pregnancy…
Title
Celebrating the circle of life: Coming back to balance and harmony
Subtitle
A guide to emotional health in pregnancy and early motherhood for Aboriginal women and their families
Author
The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program in collaboration with Perinatal Services BC
Place
B.C.
Publisher
BC Mental Health and Addictions Service & Perinatal Services BC
Year Published
2013
Physical Description
Spiral bound softcover: 59 p.
Topics
Emotional Health
Pregnancy/Childbirth-Atlases. Pictorial Works
Depression
Postpartum Depression
Minority Health
Aboriginal Health
Mental Health
Abstract
This guide discusses how baby blues and depression may affect women's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and what to do if that occurs.
Part 1 - Basic Aboriginal Teachings
Part 2 - Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the first year of being a parent
Part 3 - Feelings during Pregnancy and After the Birth
Part 4 - Coming back to Balance and Harmony
Part 5 - For Partners, Family and Friends
Part 6 - Resources
Notes
**Please note that the print resource is only available in black & white.**
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
URL
http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/361F0C20-FDC5-499E-AC8D-D0F2A0494597/0/Circle_of_Life_FINAL_CompleteGuide_March2013.pdf
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 CEL 2013
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available

A century of genocide in the Americas

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog112163

http://vimeo.com/36847324

Gibbons, Rosemary, Thomas, Dax. Indian Residential School Survivors Society , 2002. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 GIB 2002
URL Notes
Click on the link above to stream the video online.
This documentary reveals how Indian Residential Schools became a haven for institutionalized sexual abuse. It shows First Nations peoples taking legal action against not only the pedophiles, but also against the Canadian government and churches, while at the same time using their traditional ways o…
Title
A century of genocide in the Americas
Subtitle
The residential school experience
Author
Gibbons, Rosemary
Thomas, Dax
Publisher
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Year Published
2002
Physical Description
DVD: 18 min.
Topics
History-First Nations
Education-First Nations
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
This documentary reveals how Indian Residential Schools became a haven for institutionalized sexual abuse. It shows First Nations peoples taking legal action against not only the pedophiles, but also against the Canadian government and churches, while at the same time using their traditional ways of healing in order to bring joy and balance back into their own lives and also into their communities.
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
URL
http://vimeo.com/36847324
URL Notes
Click on the link above to stream the video online.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 GIB 2002
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available

The education of Augie Merasty: A residential school memoir

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog120611
Merasty, Joseph Auguste, Carpenter, David. Sakatchewan, SK: University of Regina Press , 2017. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 MER 2017
A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is the story of a child who faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the cruel policies of a bigoted nation. ; A retired fisherman and trapper who sometimes lived rough on the streets, Augie Merasty was one of an estimated 150,0…
Title
The education of Augie Merasty: A residential school memoir
Author
Merasty, Joseph Auguste
Carpenter, David
Place
Sakatchewan, SK
Publisher
University of Regina Press
Year Published
2017
Physical Description
Hardcover; 150 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Trauma Survivors
Abstract
A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is the story of a child who faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the cruel policies of a bigoted nation.
A retired fisherman and trapper who sometimes lived rough on the streets, Augie Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimilation.
As Augie recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mould children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse.
But even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's sense of humour and warm voice shine through.
ISBN
9780889774575
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 MER 2017
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Gray, L. Vancouver, BC: Adaawx Publishing , 2011. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 GRA 2011
This informative guide gives readers a broad overview of the diverse and complex day-to-day realities of First Nations people. Subjects discussed include: ubanization, veterans, feminism, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, child welfare, the medicine wheel, food access, Two-spirit…
Title
First Nations 101
Subtitle
Tons of stuff you need to know about First Nations people
Author
Gray, L.
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Adaawx Publishing
Year Published
2011
Physical Description
Softcover: 275 p.
Topics
Minority Health
Aboriginal Health
Education-First Nations
History-First Nations
Abstract
This informative guide gives readers a broad overview of the diverse and complex day-to-day realities of First Nations people. Subjects discussed include: ubanization, veterans, feminism, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, child welfare, the medicine wheel, food access, Two-spirit (LGBT), residential schools, the land bridge theory, National Aboriginal History Month, and language preservation.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Identity
Chapter 2 Social Control
Chapter 3 Community Issues
Chapter 4 Fairness & Justice
Chapter 5 Health & Wellness
Chapter 6 Arts
Chapter 7 The Road Forward: Forging a New Path
ISBN
9780986964008
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 GRA 2011
Copy 2 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Loyie, Larry, Brissenden, Constance. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books Ltd , 2005. (Book)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
JUNIOR FF 500.5 LOY 2005
Robert, a young man with HIV, returns to his Native community to attend a gathering and to speak to his people about his disease. The two children in the story learn about traditional Native culture while they learn about Robert's disease.
Title
The gathering tree
Author
Loyie, Larry
Brissenden, Constance
Place
Penticton, BC
Publisher
Theytus Books Ltd
Year Published
2005
Physical Description
Hardcover; 44 p. ill.
Topics
HIV/AIDS
Fiction
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
Robert, a young man with HIV, returns to his Native community to attend a gathering and to speak to his people about his disease. The two children in the story learn about traditional Native culture while they learn about Robert's disease.
ISBN
1894778286
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
JUNIOR FF 500.5 LOY 2005
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Loyie, Larry, Brissenden, Constance, Holmlund, Heather D. (Illustrator). Penticton, BC: Theytus Books Ltd , 2005. (Book)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
JUNIOR FF 500 BRI 2005
A positive story of a family facing HIV, told in a rural First Nations settings. After the children learn their favourite cousin has HIV, they discover that illness brings understanding and awareness. The story provides insights into ways of learning, the influence of elders in the community, and c…
Title
Gathering tree
Author
Loyie, Larry
Brissenden, Constance
Holmlund, Heather D. (Illustrator)
Place
Penticton, BC
Publisher
Theytus Books Ltd
Year Published
2005
Physical Description
Hardcover
Topics
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV Infection)
Aboriginal Health
Picture Books
Abstract
A positive story of a family facing HIV, told in a rural First Nations settings. After the children learn their favourite cousin has HIV, they discover that illness brings understanding and awareness. The story provides insights into ways of learning, the influence of elders in the community, and cultural activities such as traditional gatherings.
ISBN
9781894778282
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
JUNIOR FF 500 BRI 2005
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Wagamese, Richard. Madeira Park, BC: Douglas and MacIntyre Ltd. , 2012. (Book) — 1 copy, 0 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 WAG 2012
Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his stor…
Title
Indian horse
Author
Wagamese, Richard
Place
Madeira Park, BC
Publisher
Douglas and MacIntyre Ltd.
Year Published
2012
Physical Description
Softcover; 232 p.
Topics
Fiction
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he's led as a northern Ojibway, with all its joys and sorrows.
With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man.
ISBN
9781553654025
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 WAG 2012
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre On Loan, due April 07, 2020
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Sanderson, Steven Keewatin. Canada: The Healthy Aboriginal Network , 2009. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 GRA 2009
In this comic book, Wendy doesn't have any friends her age and feels overwhelmed at school. Her little brother is more social but he's quick to lose his temper and get into fights. Something is clearly bothering them both. Good thing they're open to getting help and breaking down the stigma of ment…
Title
Just a story
Author
Sanderson, Steven Keewatin
Place
Canada
Publisher
The Healthy Aboriginal Network
Year Published
2009
Physical Description
Softcover: 48 p.
Topics
Mental Health/Illness
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
In this comic book, Wendy doesn't have any friends her age and feels overwhelmed at school. Her little brother is more social but he's quick to lose his temper and get into fights. Something is clearly bothering them both. Good thing they're open to getting help and breaking down the stigma of mental health.
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 GRA 2009
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available

Our sacred journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114184

http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Resources/Aboriginal/AboriginalPregnancyPassport.pdf

Ministry of Health. Vancouver, BC: Perinatal Services BC , 2015. (Book, Online)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
This Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport is for your sacred journey through pregnancy, birth and baby?s early weeks. This may or may not be your first baby . Women share many similar experiences and needs. Each journey is different and that?s OK. ; This passport tells about experiences and needs. It also…
Title
Our sacred journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport
Author
Ministry of Health
Corporate Author
Perinatal Services BC
First Nations Health Authority
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Perinatal Services BC
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
PDF file: 40 pages
Topics
Pregnancy/Childbirth. Obstetrics
Prenatal Care
Infants
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
This Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport is for your sacred journey through pregnancy, birth and baby?s early weeks. This may or may not be your first baby . Women share many similar experiences and needs. Each journey is different and that?s OK.
This passport tells about experiences and needs. It also tells about important things to think about or do. You can use this Pregnancy Passport to keep your own records. You can write down your goals, questions, your ideas and your decisions. Then you can talk with your health care people and your
family. The first two sections include useful information for your whole pregnancy. You can read each part of this book as you get to that part of your pregnancy journey.
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Online
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
URL
http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Resources/Aboriginal/AboriginalPregnancyPassport.pdf
Audience
Patient or Public

The outside circle: A graphic novel

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog120617
LaBoucane-Benson, Patti, Mellings, Kelly. Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press Inc. , 2015. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 LAB 2015
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. ; Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with hi…
Title
The outside circle: A graphic novel
Author
LaBoucane-Benson, Patti
Mellings, Kelly
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc.
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
Softcover; 128 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Rehabilitation Medicine
Abstract
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives.
Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. One night, Pete and his mother's boyfriend, Dennis, get into a big fight, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially, Pete keeps up ties to his crew, until a jail brawl forces him to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey, which encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation that includes traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies.
Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, The Outside Circle is drawn from the author's twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of gang-affiliated or incarcerated Aboriginal men.
ISBN
9781770899377
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 LAB 2015
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Kinew, Wab. Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada , 2015. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 KIN 2017
When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who'd raised him. The Reason You Walk spans the year 2012, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrat…
Title
The reason you walk
Author
Kinew, Wab
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Penguin Canada
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
Softcover; 288 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Cancer
Trauma Survivors
Abstract
When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who'd raised him. The Reason You Walk spans the year 2012, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrating renewed hopes and dreams for the future. As Kinew revisits his own childhood in Winnipeg and on a reserve in Northern Ontario, he learns more about his father's traumatic childhood at residential school. An intriguing doubleness marks The Reason You Walk, a reference to an Anishinaabe ceremonial song. Born to an Anishinaabe father and a non-native mother, he has a foot in both cultures. He is a Sundancer, an academic, a former rapper, a hereditary chief, and an urban activist. His father, Tobasonakwut, was both a beloved traditional chief and a respected elected leader who engaged directly with Ottawa. Internally divided, his father embraced both traditional native religion and Catholicism, the religion that was inculcated into him at the residential school where he was physically and sexually abused. In a grand gesture of reconciliation, Kinew's father invited the Roman Catholic bishop of Winnipeg to a Sundance ceremony in which he adopted him as his brother. Kinew writes affectingly of his own struggles in his twenties to find the right path, eventually giving up a self-destructive lifestyle to passionately pursue music and martial arts. From his unique vantage point, he offers an inside view of what it means to be an educated aboriginal living in a country that is just beginning to wake up to its aboriginal history and living presence.
Invoking hope, healing and forgiveness, The Reason You Walk is a poignant story of a towering but damaged father and his son as they embark on a journey to repair their family bond. By turns lighthearted and solemn, Kinew gives us an inspiring vision for family and cross-cultural reconciliation, and a wider conversation about the future of aboriginal peoples.
ISBN
9780143193555
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 KIN 2017
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Up Ghost River: A chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog120614
Metatawabin, Edmund, Shimo, Alexandra. Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada , 2014. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 MET 2014
A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge. Foreword by Joseph Boyd…
Title
Up Ghost River: A chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history
Author
Metatawabin, Edmund
Shimo, Alexandra
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Vintage Canada
Year Published
2014
Physical Description
Softcover; 352 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Trauma Survivors
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Alcoholism Recovery
Abstract
A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge. Foreword by Joseph Boyden.
ISBN
9780307399885
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 MET 2014
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Walking a good walk with asthma: An educational workbook

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog114210
The Asthma Society of Canada. China: Everbest Canada , [2013]. (Book) — 2 copies, 2 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
FN 400 AST [2013]
This book is an educational workbook about asthma and asthma medication.
Title
Walking a good walk with asthma: An educational workbook
Corporate Author
The Asthma Society of Canada
Place
China
Publisher
Everbest Canada
Year Published
[2013]
Physical Description
Ring binder, 90 p.
Topics
Asthma
Asthma-Medication
Aboriginal Health
Abstract
This book is an educational workbook about asthma and asthma medication.
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
FN 400 AST [2013]
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
Copy 2 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available

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