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Wisdom Engaged

Traditional Knowledge for Northern Community Well-being

Leslie Main Johnson, Editor

History, Health Care, Indigenous Studies

Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9781772124101
Pages: 424 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 62 black-and-white photographs, 1 table, 7 diagrams, 5 maps

Wisdom Engaged demonstrates how traditional knowledge, Indigenous approaches to healing, and the insights of Western bio-medicine can complement each other when all voices are heard in a collaborative effort to address changes to Indigenous communities’ well-being. In this collection, voices of Elders, healers, physicians, and scholars are gathered in an attempt to find viable ways to move forward even while facing new challenges. Bringing these varied voices together provide a critical conversation about the nature of medicine, a demonstration of ethical commitment; and an example of successful community relationship building.

Leslie Main Johnson is Professor of Anthropology at Athabasca University. She is an ethnographer and ethnobiologist who has worked with Indigenous peoples in northwestern Canada since the 1980s.

Contributors Include:
Alestine Andre, Janelle Marie Baker, Robert Beaulieu, Della Cheney, Mida Donnessey, Mabel English, Christopher Fletcher, Annie B. Gordon, Fort McKay Berry Group, Celina Harpe, Leslie Main Johnson, Thea Luig, Art Mathews, Linda G. McDonald, Ruby E. Morgan, Keiichi Omura, Evelyn Storr, Mary Teya, Nancy J. Turner, Walter Vanast, Darlene Vegh