Healing the Whole Human Being

Sharing Indigenous Perspectives and Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Healing the Whole Human Being

 

This video introduces the research project, Healing the Whole Human Being, conducted out of the University of Calgary by Rita Henderson, Lindsay Crowshoe and Robert Tanguay. In the video series, Iskotoahka Billy Wadsworth, a Masters student and member of the Blood Tribe engages in conversations with a frontline worker, a family physician, an addictions specialist, a researcher, a patient in recovery and an Indigenous Elder. The video series is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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Guiding Principle 1: Colonization is a primary driver of addiction

 

Build understanding of how colonization and its resulting traumas directly impact wellness among Indigenous people including addictions and mental health.

This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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Guiding Principle 2: Addiction is more than physiological

 

Improve awareness of the opioid crisis as more than an issue of physical addiction, but also one of social disconnection and systematic harm against certain people. This video is intended for those who are affected by and work to address the overdose crisis in Indigenous communities.

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