Beyond Recovery: Colonization, Health and Healing for Indigenous People in Canada

@article{Lavallee2009BeyondRC,
  title={Beyond Recovery: Colonization, Health and Healing for Indigenous People in Canada},
  author={Lynn F. Lavallee and Jennifer M. Poole},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={271-281}
}
How do we limit our focus to mental health when Indigenous teaching demands a much wider lens? How do we respond to mental health recovery when Indigenous experience speaks to a very different approach to healing, and how can we take up the health of Indigenous people in Canada without a discussion of identity and colonization? We cannot, for the mental health and recovery of Indigenous people in Canada have always been tied to history, identity, politics, language and dislocation. Thus, in… CONTINUE READING
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