Where the pavement ends : Canada's aboriginal recovery movement and the urgent need for reconciliation
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2009
Book
Creators
Wadden, Marie
Description
"Canada's vital Aboriginal recovery movement is recognized worldwide. Despite its successes, however, rates of suicide, poverty, addiction and chronic disease remain shockingly high in many Aboriginal communities. Journalist Marie Wadden spent a year trying to find out why, and she got answers whenever she left the smooth asphalt highways that stretch from Labrador to British Columbia and into the Canadian North. In this passionate and practical call to action, she argues convincingly that we must make social healing an immediate national priority"--back cover.

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ISBN
9781553653073; 9781553654612
Contents
ch. 1 / Healing the spirit -- ch. 2 / A frightening prognosis -- ch. 3 / A birthday party -- ch. 4 / A crippling affliction -- ch. 5 / A family's triumph over addiction -- ch. 6 / What addicts have in common -- ch. 7 / The miracle at Alkali Lake -- ch. 8 / Healing in Hollow Water -- ch. 9 / The trauma connection -- ch. 10 / Moving from pain to hope -- ch. 11 / Seeking solutions down under -- ch. 12 / Heartache in Kenora -- ch. 13 / Addiction, violence and the threat to Inuit women -- ch. 14 / Finding strength in Inuit culture -- ch. 15 / The power of political will in the Northwest Territories -- ch. 16 / Health Canada: addicted to control -- ch. 17 / Affirmative action in British Columbia -- ch. 18 / Community planning: a way out of addiction -- ch. 19 /Implementing a national strategy -- ch. 20 / The Aboriginal Healing Foundation -- ch. 21 / Lessons from Old Crow -- Conclusions -- Recommendations and action plan.
Notes
"First paperback edition 2009."--T.-p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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