Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community - Fostering Biimaadiziwin

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Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community

Fostering Biimaadiziwin

By: David Newhouse, Kevin FitzMaurice, Tricia McGuire-Adams, and Daniel Jetté

Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community offers a selection of the papers presented at Fostering Biimaadiziwin, a national research conference held in Toronto in 2011. The conference grew out of a desire to add a new perspective to research concerning Aboriginal peoples living in urban environments.

ISBN 978-1-55077-226-5
Edition First
Year 2012
Page Count 290

$ 34.95


In this volume, scholars, researchers, policy-makers, community members, and practitioners examine the ways that Aboriginal peoples in Canada are pursuing and achieving biimaadiziwin (or “the good life”) in urban settings. Their papers explore the urban Aboriginal situation in such areas as cultural sovereignty, identity, self-determination, social capital, and education.
The result is a valuable resource that offers insight into the lives of urban Aboriginal peoples, providing information that will guide future studies of the joys, frustrations, rewards, and challenges of Aboriginal peoples living good lives in Canada’s cities and towns.

Table of Contents

  • The City as a “Space of Opportunity”: Urban Indigenous Experiences and Community Safety Partnerships
  • Artist-Run Organizations and the Restoration of Indigenous Cultural Sovereignty in Toronto, 1970 to 2010
  • Urban Aboriginal Self-Determination in Toronto
  • Urban Housing and Aboriginal Governance
  • Networks of Advantage: Urban Indigenous Entrepreneurship and the Importance of 
Social Capital
  • Mitho-Pimatisiwin for the Elderly: The Strength of a Shared Caregiving Approach in Aboriginal Health
  • A Vision of Culturally Responsive Programming for Aboriginal Women in University: 
An Examination of Aboriginal Women’s
  • “Only the Silence Remains”: Aboriginal Women as Victims in the Case of the Lower Eastside (Pickton) Murders, Investigative
  • Educational Narratives
  • Flaws, and the Aftermath of Violence in Vancouver
  • Using the Seven Sacred Teachings to Improve Services for Aboriginal Mothers
Experiencing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Problems and Involvement with Child Welfare
  • Comment les universités peuvent-elles contribuer au mieux-être des Autochtones? Quelques cas d’etudiants et de diplômés universitaires autochtones au Québec
  • Urban Aboriginal People in Toronto: A Summary of the 2011 Toronto Aboriginal 
Research Project (TARP)