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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples


Traditionally Indigenous Peoples practice a complex and integrated health care approach that connects mind, body, and spirit. Indigenous Peoples in what we now call Canada have experienced many health complexities that are linked to colonialism and colonial practices. In addition, the removal of Indigenous Peoples from their traditional lands combined with the destruction and contamination of natural resources have left Indigenous Peoples without access to traditional medicines and have marginalized Indigenous Traditional Knowledge to support health and well being. While the colonial history may be bleak, many Indigenous Peoples are participating in a resurgence of Indigenous Knowledge and taking agency in their healing of their communities.

Health: Web Resources
COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples: United Nations Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues
Indigenous Health: Government of Canada

Health: Streaming Video and DVDs
COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples: United Nations Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues 
Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit 
Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish 


Legacy: Trauma, story, and Indigenous healing
Taking Our Spirit Back