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Title: Towards An Aboriginal Model of Community Healing
Authors: Freeman, Bonnie
Lee, Bill
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Citation: Freeman, Bonnie, Lee, Bill, "Towards An Aboriginal Model of Community Healing". NSWJ-V6, p. 97-120.
Abstract: This paper presents a community development model that discusses the resistance and resiliency of Aboriginal communities who have endured long histories of traumatic events and experiences through the processes of colonialism, genocide, residential schools and assimilating government policies. It presents an Aboriginal perspective that focuses on the traditional knowledge and cultural practices which is foundational to many nations of Aboriginal people. By using the medicine wheel as premise for this model, practitioners and community workers have a tool to assist Aboriginal communities in regaining community health through the process of vision and self determination. Thus, creating and maintaining direction and sustainability for Aboriginal control over their destinies and for future generations. This paper also briefly reviews the limitations that may be encountered within a community, thus providing an opportunity to work with all members.
URI: http://142.51.24.159/dspace/handle/10219/396
ISSN: 1206-5323
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