"A guide prepared for The Aboriginal Healing Foundation by W.J. (Bill) Mussell."
Includes bibliographical references, p. 133-146.
"In my work ... I have discovered that little is known about strengths of healthy, nuclear and extended families of any of the Aboriginal cultures in Canada. This absence of information poses a huge challenge for anyone wanting to discuss how to make change in the lives of any Aboriginal population. Gender analysis of pertinent Aboriginal cultures is even more difficult to find..... In this guide, I share knowledge relevant to two target populations: (a) parents desiring to raise healthy, strong and responsible male children and youth; and (b) community workers and other leaders working with abusive and abused First Nations males. I draw on my formal education and what I learned non-formally and informally to be successful in my work as a probation officer, social worker, program planner, community leader, manager, post-secondary educator, son, brother, father, uncle and trusted friend". -- About the author, p. 23-24.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Key Definitions -- Part I: Background and overview -- Part II: Key findings from the literature review -- Part III: Key findings from interviews: Perceptions of First Nations males -- Part IV: Painting the big picture -- Part V: Grieving, healing and personal empowerment -- Part VI: Strengthening community of care -- Appendix A: Methodology -- Appendix B: Worldview -- Appendix C: The story of Pete and Sadie -- Appendix D: Relationship building -- Appendix E: Big picture -- Appendix F: Survival skills -- Appendix G: Medicine Wheel -- Appendix H: Awareness Wheel -- Appendix I: Risk and protective factors -- Appendix J: Victim-rescuer-persecutor and nurturer model -- Reference/ Bibliography.
"Copyright August 8, 1974. Hugo Muller, 38 Frederic Hebert (P.O. Box 326), Noranda, Quebec". -- inside front cover.
"Cover Design By: Dian Watton". -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
"There are many ways in which you can come to the corner of North-Western Quebec which has opened up during the last quarter century .... There is yet another way of coming into that country: the way I came -- as a priest, to minister to both the people in the new towns and the people who were there already, before the towns. .... This volume, then, is not really a study of Indian people. It has been observed, particularly in Indian circles, that everybody is always studying the Indian, they may, in fact, well be the most studied people in the world, and there are few signs of this trend slackening off to any perceptible degree. What follows, then, is more of a study of 'western' attitudes, if I may put it that way, and not really a 'study' but rather a look, a few questions and ideas which came to me through a number of incidents which made me think". -- p. 1, 3.
Contents: Dedication -- Disqualifying the Author -- "Why don't you ?" -- "Why don't you: Live like us ?" -- "Why don't you: develop, produce DO something with it ?" -- Why don't you: stand on your own feet ?" -- Why don't you: get ahead ?" -- "Why don't you: Move into civilization ?" -- The Comfortable Canadian Hypocrisy -- What Can We Do ? -- The Church -- I Wish You Knew Suzanne -- A Few Suggestions for Reading.
Author is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada. Chapter one includes biographical information about the author.
OTCH has 2 copies. Copy one, formerly the property of Beryl Morris, has several annotations and underlinings in ink but also the only one of the two copies that includes Copyright and Cover Design info on inside front cover. Copy two appears identical (sold by Anglican Book Centre for $3.50 in March 1976) but without copyright and other information. Copy two may be second printing.
That the Council of General Synod request the Healing Fund Committee to review its terms of reference and funding criteria in the light of the need for church participation in restoration of language and culture through programmatic grants. CARRIED #28-05-03