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aboriginal healing

(a?bo-ri'ji-nal) [L. ab origine, from the beginning] See: healing

aboriginal healing

1. Shamanism (2).
2. Health practices of native or indigenous peoples within a geographic region, which often include folk and spiritual elements. In Canada, the term pertains to specific governmental efforts to address health issues of indigenous or First Nations peoples.
See also: healing
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The Final Report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation echoes Alexie's concern: "[M]any of those who went through the schools were denied an opportunity to develop parenting skills" (257).
Consequently, I believe that the assumption that biomedicine and Aboriginal healing beliefs are invariably conflicting and incompatible should be re-evaluated.
The federal government responded to RCAP in 1998 with the release of Gathering Strength: Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan, a plan that included $350 million for the establishment of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, an organization designed to promote community-based healing and renewal initiatives.
This research note reports on the administrative structures and processes used by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) to achieve its mission "to encourage and support Aboriginal peoples in building and reinforcing sustainable healing processes that address the legacy of physical abuse and sexual abuse in the residential school system, including intergenerational impacts.
It also says $125 million will be added to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, an additional $10 million invested in the existing commemoration program and 560 million given to the truth and reconciliation process.
The AFN had also lobbied for a "sustainable funding endowment for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, as well as the improvement of processes for alternative dispute resolution for residential school survivors," an AFN release stated.
In the past three months, Castellano has been heavily involved with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Cindy Wesley, Dawn Marie's mother, suggested that the sentencing be done by an aboriginal healing circle.
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 with funding from the Canadian Government.
George Erasmus, past president of the Assembly of First Nations and Co-chairman of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, presented the report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) set up to help rehabilitate victims of abuse in residential schools.
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation, which ceased operation in September, was originally supposed to receive $29 million from the Catholic Entities.
Originally the Aboriginal Healing Foundation supported the weaving project to address the intergenerational impact of residential schools on language, art and culture.

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