Download Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British by Mary-Ellen Kelm PDF

By Mary-Ellen Kelm

Utilizing postmodern and postcolonial conceptions of the physique and the ability kin of colonization, Kelm exhibits how a pluralistic scientific process developed between Canada’s so much populous Aboriginal population.  She explores the impression which Canada’s Indian coverage has had on Aboriginal our bodies and considers how humanitarianism and colonial medication have been used to pathologize Aboriginal our bodies and institute a regime of medical professionals, hospitals, and box matrons, all operating to inspire assimilation.  during this precise yet hugely readable ethnohistory, Kelm unearths how Aboriginal humans have been in a position to withstand and change those forces with the intention to look after their very own cultural realizing in their our bodies, ailment, and drugs.

Show description

Read or Download Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-50 PDF

Similar canada books

'67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire

In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs received the Stanley Cup in a gorgeous defeat of the amazing Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs crew has been capable of do it back. because the years move, the legend grows. the boys who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy workforce of getting older gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe.

Old Way North: Following the Oberholtzer-Magee Expedition

Within the spring of 1912, Ojibwe advisor Billy Magee obtained a letter from destiny conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer asking Magee to accompany him on a trip. quickly after, the 2 headed into the Canadian Barren Lands of higher Manitoba for a five-month canoe journey that might make them unmapped territory and try out either their persistence and their friendship.

Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries

Starting in 1922, whilst Robert Flaherty filmed 'Nanook of the North' in Canada's Arctic, and inspired through John Grierson and the government in 1939 once they created the nationwide movie Board of Canada (NFB), documentaries have ruled Canada's movie construction and, greater than the other shape, were an important to the formation of Canada's cinematic id.

Additional info for Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-50

Example text

4 Post-neonatal mortality rates (per 1000 live births): Aboriginal and nonAboriginal, British Columbia, 1937-46 Source: British Columbia, Vital Statistics, 'Vital Statistics Report, 1946,' Sessional Papers, 1947 (Victoria: Government Publications 1947), B31. The Impact of Colonization on Aboriginal Health in British Columbia Nationally, the Aboriginal death rate from tuberculosis was fifteen times higher than the rate for the population as a whole in 1942, and this discrepancy only worsened when the same comparison was made two years later.

First the berries were cooked by alternating layers of berries with hot rocks in spruce bark baskets that were two feet by four feet in size and covered with a piece of bark. The juice was allowed to flow onto a birch bark tray and saved. Once the berries were cooked, they were laid on wooden slats and placed over the fire, where they were smoked and dried. 33 These berries, served throughout the year, contributed high levels of calcium, vitamin C, iron, and copper to the Aboriginal diet. 34 Roots, tubers, and bulbs were also Lillooet women drying berries, 1954.

A vast country was ours. It is all gone. The noise of the threshing machine and the wagon has frightened the deer and the beaver. We have nothing to eat. My people are sick. My young men are angry. All the Indians from Canoe Creek to the headwaters of the Fraser say, 'William is an old woman. ' I am old and feeble and my authority diminishes every day. I am sorely puzzled. I do not know what I say next week when the chiefs are assembled in a council. 58 Other groups also found that the encroachment of white settlers onto their traditional territories reduced their ability to provide for their families.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 22 votes