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Indigenous Well-Being



Key factors to Indigenous well-being has long been controlled by those outside Indigenous communities, resulting in violent discrimination, widespread poverty, and limited access to resources and healthcare. Self-determination and revitalization from within has been strongly celebrated in Indigenous communities around the world, who have been enduring through generations of abuse by colonial and imperial political, military, and religious powers. Everyone has the right to live a vibrant life in their full identity, and the struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being can find support from those who understand and validate the complexities, nuance, pain, and joy of the community’s lived experiences.

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Grandmother Mona Polacca: Ancestral Voices in Defense of Biodiversity

Mona Polacca is a Hopi-Tewa/Havasupai elder and member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Grandmother Mona has a Masters degree in Social Work and serves in several United Nations indigenous issues committees.

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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . .

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When Healing Looks Like Justice: An Interview with Harvard Psychologist Joseph Gone

In American Indian communities, there is a well-developed discourse that runs parallel to the discourse of mental health.

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Agnes Baker-Pilgrim: Indigenous Voices

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A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom

In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom.

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Connection and Empowerment for Native People: The Teachings of the Bow and Arrow

Most Americans think of the bow and arrow as a tool for hunting or sports. But writer and craftsman Joseph Marshall III has always seen the bow and arrow as a source of spiritual guidance.

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Resilience Through Indigenous Humour | Stephanie Pangowish | TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto

In this talk, Stephanie Pangowish, shares how the Indigenous community uses humor to survive colonization and continues to use it as a tool for healing.

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On Behalf of the Wolf and the First Peoples

An important book for those who love the West and are concerned about the natural world and the sacredness. It addresses issues common to contemporary Native Americans, such as the definition of "Indian art" and the stereotypical Indian portrayed in film.

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Voice, Choice, and Power: Healing Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Ruby Gibson

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Louise Erdrich on Faces of America, Part 1

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