Healing Histories

Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Laurie Meijer Drees (CA)

Healing Histories is the first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada’s indigenous communities and on the federal government’s Indian Health Services. Featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada’s Indian Hospital system, it presents a fresh perspective on health care history that includes the diverse voices and insights of the many people affected by tuberculosis and its treatment in the mid-twentieth century. This intercultural history models new methodologies and ethics for researching and writing about indigenous Canada based on indigenous understandings of ‘story’ and its critical role in Aboriginal historicity, while moving beyond routine colonial interpretations of victimization, oppression, and cultural destruction. Written for both academic and popular reading audiences, Healing Histories is essential reading for those interested in Canadian Aboriginal history, history of medicine and nursing, and oral history.

Publisher
University of Alberta Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
01/15/20139780888646507SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$29.95296