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Category: Health

Wholistic Medicine

October 3, 2008

While the dominant discourse relies on codes and categories that separate for ease of analysis, Indigenous models of knowing rely on awareness of the whole. This awareness is spoken through…

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Social Justice- A Matter of Life and Death

August 30, 2008

“Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale,” acknowledges a World Health Organization (WHO) report just issued. The study is entitled “Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity…

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Interesting Objects of Investigation

August 24, 2008

What’s the secret of Jamaican’s sprinters success at the current Olympic Games? To reveal this mystery is the scientific community’s aim these days. There are many theories to explain the…

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Choosing Life Over Money

August 17, 2008

It is very simple. Good air, water, food. These are some of the most essential and basic principles of the quality of life. They are harder and harder to find…

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Selfish Brain Theory

March 12, 2008

Alternative approaches to healing obesity and diabetes are gaining more and more interest and understanding in Europe. The principle of enacting self determination to regain control over one’s health is…

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All over there are People Starving to Death

February 7, 2008

Shocking figures. There are over one billion people who are dangerously obese in the world. At the same time there are people who simply do not have anything to eat….

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The Body Politic

October 22, 2007

The primary mission of institutions charged with protecting the public health is to contain outbreaks and to prevent epidemics associated with infectious disease. The first order of business in the…

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Tamil Community Trauma–Violence without End

October 17, 2007

Dr. Leslie Korn of the Center for Traditional Medicine (an agency of the Center for World Indigenous Studies) began a three-year study of Community Trauma in a western Mexico comunidad…

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Healthy Questions

October 10, 2007

Who does not want to be in the best of health? And who can say of himself to enjoy health, life, the world to the fullest or knows many people…

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Disease: the First product of Globalization 1000 AD

October 8, 2007

The Micmac of what is now Newfoundland, Canada were probably the first of the many peoples of the western hemisphere to see the boats from Skania (at the southern tip…

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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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