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Category: Health

Sharing Narratives for Better Health

July 13, 2010

There is lots of power in indigenous knowledge holders coming together at international venues such as the conference on health promotion IUHPE currently taking place at Geneva. While in 2004…

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Global Health Promotion

July 11, 2010

The world is in the midst of a multiplicity of crisis, above all a `crisis of ideas.` We need a paradigmatic shift, an overall economic change, Dr. Sara Cook, Director,…

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Dumping Waste & Pollutants

June 20, 2010

New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote,  “If Americans abhor poorly regulated deep-water oil drilling, wait until they get a load of nuclear waste on land with no regulatory agency…

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Remarks offered at Diabetes, Holistic Gathering

March 23, 2010

For many years the Center for World Indigenous Studies has pioneered education, research and public policy concerning the restoration of native foods and medicines as a part of a wider…

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Identity, prejudice and healing

February 25, 2010

The work of Professor Judy Atkinson in Australia has moved forward a scholarship and practice around what she has called ‘educaring’ as a distinctly Indigenous approach to what may be…

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Dying For Money in Peru’s Jungle

December 4, 2009

Suffering, in real danger of being wiped out from a hepatitis B infection is the indigenous nation of the Candoshi, estimated at 2,500, in Peru’s northern Amazon jungle. After Candoshi…

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November 8, 2009

Writing a book is the revenge of the intellectual said prominent American psychiatrist and distinguished professor Robert Jay Lifton smiling knowingly during yesterday’s premier of the documentary film “Killing Jews…

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Signs of Growing Movement in Integrative Health Care

September 22, 2009

The long and desperately needed collaboration between traditional medicine practitioners and institutionalized medical care gets more awareness and coverage. With the limits of so-called western medicine being widely acknowledged especially…

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Paddle to Suquamish 2009

August 2, 2009

Great healing occurs, naturally, out on the water in canoes during a unique journey. For days and weeks hundreds of indigenous paddlers are out on the water. This year, which…

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Protecting Traditional Medicine

July 22, 2009

The world is full of a wealth of precious knowledge. That has to be protected by all means. We are all responsible to keep this wonderful knowledge alive and vibrant….

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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