Traditional Medicine

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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christianreligions; some stories of the creation and the flood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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1982 Elders Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people.Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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2019 Climate Change Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Carole Brazeau
Naomi George
Rebekah Elkerton
Description
Based on interviews with Indigenous women and Elders about relationships to the environment, observed changes, traditional practices on the land, and the health of their families and communities.
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360 Degrees

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Caroline Monnet
Description
Follows Sébastien Aubin on a path to learning traditional Aboriginal medicine from Mark Thompson, a healer. Duration: 18:01.
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Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Students Learn about Natural Health Products from Different Information Sources

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sarah O. Alkholy
Samiah N. Alqahtani
Audrey Cochrane
Maria Pontes Ferreira
Fidji Gendron
Pimatisiwin, vol. 11, no. 1, 2013, pp. 99-112
Description
Study found the Elders and healers were the primary source of information for Aboriginal students. Sample was drawn from the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina.
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Aboriginal Antidiabetic Plant Project With the James Bay Cree of Québec: An Insightful Collaboration

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Alain Cuerrier
Ashleigh Cowning
Elisabeth Patterson
Pierre Haddad
Journal of Enterprising Communities, vol. 6, no. 3, Special Issue: Indigenous Communities, the Bioeconomy and Natural Resource Development, 2012, pp. 251-270
Description
Project involves studying medicinal plants from Aboriginal traditional pharmacopeia. Recommends protocols for researchers when making partnerships and personal relationships with Aboriginal people.
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Aboriginal Healing: Regaining Balance and Culture

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Linda M. Hunter
Jo Logan
Jean-Guy Goulet
Sylvia Barton
Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol. 17, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 13-22
Description
Study examines how tradition can address health issues and explores the link between traditional methods and holism in nursing.
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Abram Williams Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Abram Williams
Alex Cywink
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview with Abram Williams where he gives an account of divining for water as well as an account of Longhouse ceremonies.
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Acknowledging and Promoting Indigenous Knowledges, Paradigms, and Practices within Health Literacy-Related Policy and Practice Documents across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gordon Robert Boot
Anne Lowell
International Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 10, no. 3, June 25, 2019
Description
Study assesses policy and practice documents relating to health literacy in three different countries to assess how Indigenous knowledge has been integrated into healthcare systems. Results showed that active integration and promotion of Indigenous health knowledge is limited.
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Ada Clegg Interview #2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ada Clegg
David Stevenson
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discusses attitudes toward the dead and traditional medicine.
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Age Grade Societies (Blood)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Bob Black Plume
John Hellson
Mrs. Black Plume
Indian History Film Project
Description
Bob Black Plume talks about the various Blood Societies.
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Agnes Fox and Maria Sinclair Interviews

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Agnes Fox
Maria Sinclair
Mary Mountain
Iris Baker
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories about the power of the medicine man and the abilities to foretell the future. It also includes information regarding traditional attitudes toward education, marriage and lifestyle.
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ah-ayitaw isi e-ki-kiskeyihtahkik maskihkiy They Knew Both Sides of Medicine: Cree Tales of Curing and Cursing Told by Alice Ahenakew

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Rosalyn Ing
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 25, no. 1, Sharing Aboriginal Knowledge and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, 2001, pp. 86-88
Description
Book review of: ah-ayitaw isi e-ki-kikeyihtahkik maskihkiy They Knew Both Sides of Medicine Cree Tales of Curing and Cursing, Told by Alice Ahenakew edited and translated by H.C. Wolfart and Freda Ahenakew.
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Alex Cywink Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Max Ireland
Alex Cywink
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where he tells of legends concerning the arrival of white men in North America; Parallels to the Norse (Viking) sagas -- (Is this possibly an example of the oral tradition presenting the Indian view early Viking settlement?). He tells of prophecies concerning the arrival of white men and the eventual return of Indian ways; describes the role of women in pre-Columbian America; and gives accounts of native medical practices and the linguistic evolution.
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Alfred Durocher #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Alfred Durocher
Victoria Racette
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes a discussion of Alfred Durocher's life.
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American Indian Breastfeeding Attitudes and Practices in Minnesota

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kristine L. Rhodes
Wendy L. Hellerstedt
Cynthia S. Davey
Phyllis L. Pirie
Kathleen A. Daly
Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, Supplement, July 2008, pp. S46-S54
Description
Study conducted 1998-2001 interviewed women prenatally and 6-months port-partum concluded that health care workers should encourage social support, recognition of perceived health, emphasis on benefits and traditional health practices.
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American Indian Influence on the American Pharmacopeia

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Virgil J. Vogel
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 1977, pp. 3-7
Description
Discusses traditional remedies which were incorporated into Western medicine, despite the general attitude that they were of little use.
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Anishinaabe Aadizokaanan: Our Teachings … Video Series

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Naadweechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre
FirstTel TV5
Bobby Osawabine
Thecla Neganegijig
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau
Mark Eshkawkogan
Brian Peltier
Description
In ten videos, Knowledge keepers from Wiikwemkoong (Manitoulin Island) share thoughts and advice about staying physically and spiritually strong during the COVID pandemic. Six of the ten focus on identification and harvesting of plants for food and medicines.
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Antifungal Activity of Extracts From Medical Plants Used By First Nations People of Eastern Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
N. P. Jones
J. T. Arnason
M. Abou-Zaid
K. Akpagana
P. Sanchez-Vindas
M. L. Smith
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 73, no. 1-2, November 2000, pp. 191-198
Description
Tests conducted on 18 eastern Canadian and 8 tropical plants demonstrated that medicinal knowledge of First Nations peoples is based on measurable efficacy.
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Antioxidant Activity in Medicinal Plants Associated With the Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus Used by the Indigenous Peoples of the North American Boreal Forest

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Letitia M. McCune
Timothy Johns
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 82, no. 2-3, October 2002, pp. 197-205
Description
Study findings indicate that the majority of the plants selected had properties to support the historically low incidence of diabetes.
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Antoine Lonesinger 13 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Archie Baptiste
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories about a ghost priest and a non-existent camp. Also included is a story of how a lame boy's skill as a medicine man won him a chieftainship and a wife.
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Antoine Lonesinger 2 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of a Woods Cree who turned a Plains Cree son-in-law into a bone spirit and the revenge that came from that.
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Antoine Lonesinger 3 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview with Antoine Lonesinger, who tells stories of escapes from Blackfoot and the use of spirits and evil powers.
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Antoine Lonesinger 7 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of attacks on women by Blackfoot and Cree raiders. It also includes the story of the acquisition of the Sioux Dance (or Grass Dance) from the bone grass spirits.
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Antoine Lonesinger 9 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes the stories of a raid on the Blackfoot and the struggle for supremacy between two medicine men. (Transcribed by J. Greenwood)
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Arsene Fontaine Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Arsene Fontaine
Ray Marnoch
Indian History Film Project
Description
Arsene Fontaine describes a curing by a medicine man and a brief description of how to make a canoe. She also gives a description of transportation by dog team.
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Aspirin Abuse

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Max Kamien
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, June 1984, pp. 16-19
Description
Describes how the arrival of aspirin played a role in the collapse of Aboriginal knowledge of herbal medicines. Statistical results showed 45% of women in a small community consuming aspirin daily with anecdotal evidence indicating an even higher rate.
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