Shared Contributions Library

The hospital’s resource library has acquired a collection of texts and literature by Indigenous healers, traditional practitioners, scientists, cultural warriors, oral historians and ethnobotanists that would otherwise be excluded from non-Indigenous healthcare institutions. By creating access to this wealth of traditional knowledge, we are supporting the shared contributions, perspectives, and healing practices that are central to Indigenous healing. Catalogued using the Brian Deer Classification Scheme (Land-Based | Indigenous) with WCH librarian Mary Anne Howse and 2019 summer student Jenna Mlynaryk, in consultation with GCWP-IH members, the resources are indexed into five categories:

  • Medicine & Traditional Healing Work

  • Resistance & Resurgence
  • Colonial & Confederate History
  • Art, Film & Fiction
  • Land-Based Governance & Philosophies
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