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Indigenous Health: Mental Health



Alberta Mental Health Board, 2006.  Aboriginal Mental Health: A Framework for Alberta: Health Aboriginal People in Healthy Communities.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI), 2009.  Mentally Healthy Communities: Aboriginal Perspectives

Kirmayer, L.J. & Valaskakis, G.G. (Eds.), 2009.  Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.  Vancouver: UBC Press.  Available online via the Library catalog.

Maar, M.A. & M. Shawande, 2010.  Traditional Anishinabe Healing in a Clinical Setting: The Development of an Aboriginal Interdisciplinary Approach to Community-Based Aboriginal Mental Health CareJournal of Aboriginal Health, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 18-27. 

Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit, Aboriginal Mental Health Committee, Adult Mental Health Division, Ministry of Health Services, B.C, V. Smye, & B. Mussell,  2001.  Aboriginal Mental Health: ‘What Works Best’: A Discussion Paper.  

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health & S. Nelson, 2012.  Challenging Hidden Assumptions: Colonial Norms as Determinants of Aboriginal Mental Health.  

Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research, 2014.  Research Projects. 

Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario & C. Blackstock, 2008.  Rooting Mental Health in an Aboriginal World View: Inspired by Many Hands One Dream.  

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, 2010.  Child and Youth Mental Health Intervention, Research and Community Advocacy Project in Nunavut: Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Nunavut Needs Assessment.  

Vukic, A., et al., 2011.  Aboriginal and Western Conceptions of Mental Health and Illness.  Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 65-86. 


Brant, H.K., 2009.  Aboriginal Mental Health or the Good Mind Model Ka’nikonhri:io from a Haudenosaunee Point of View.  M.S.W., Social Work, Carleton University.  

Josewski, V., 2009.  Lost in Translation? A Critical Exploration of Aboriginal Mental Health Reform in the Interior Health.  M.Sc., Population and Public Health, Simon Fraser University.  

Reeves, A.J., 2013. Biskanewin Ishkode (The Fire that is Beginning to Stand): Exploring Indigenous Mental Health and Healing Concepts and Practices for Addressing Sexual Traumas.  Ph.D., Applied Psychology and Human Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Tornoto.  

Thornton, M.L., 2012.  Implementation of Traditional Knowledge in Mental Health Policy: Learning from the Cases of the Inuit, the Haida and the Maori.  M.A., Public Administration, University of Ottawa.  

Willox, A.C., 2012.  Lament for the Land: On the Impacts of Climate Change on Mental and Emotional Health and Well-Being in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada.  Ph.D. Rural Studies, University of Guelph.  

Wingert, S., 2010.  Social Determinants of Mental Health and Well-Being Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.  Ph.D., Sociology, University of Western Ontario.