Courses and Descriptions

ABOR-3003Health, Wellness and Indigenous Peoples Of Canada

This course provides an overview of the history of Canadian Indigenous people pre-contact, post colonialism through to contemporary times. This history and richness of Indigenous culture provides the context for understanding the effects of sociopolitical decisions on the health and well-being of Indigenous people. The concepts of cultural sensitivity and cultural safety with respect to their role in client centered care are discussed. Specific health issues prevalent in the Indigenous population and the relationship between biomedicine and the Indigenous world view are explored. The course concludes with an overview of innovative culturally based approaches and success stories of health, healing and wellness.


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