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Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British by Mary-Ellen Kelm

By Mary-Ellen Kelm

Utilizing postmodern and postcolonial conceptions of the physique and the ability kinfolk of colonization, Kelm exhibits how a pluralistic scientific method developed between Canada’s so much populous Aboriginal population.  She explores the impression which Canada’s Indian coverage has had on Aboriginal our bodies and considers how humanitarianism and colonial drugs have been used to pathologize Aboriginal our bodies and institute a regime of medical professionals, hospitals, and box matrons, all operating to motivate assimilation.  during this distinctive yet hugely readable ethnohistory, Kelm finds how Aboriginal humans have been capable of withstand and change those forces so one can safeguard their very own cultural knowing in their our bodies, disorder, and drugs.

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36 Roots, cactus, and black tree lichen of the southern interior were cooked in pits, where they were placed on hot stones, covered with soil except for one hole made by burying a stick perpendicular with the ground, and steamed by pouring water into the hole and onto the hot stones. Pit-cooking enhanced both the flavour and digestibility of some of these roots, particularly those containing inulin (an indigestible polysaccharide), which, through pitcooking, was chemically converted into fructose.

2 Through all these changes and adaptations, Aboriginal leadership continuously lobbied to keep control over their land, their resources. When the First Nations of British Columbia greeted Euro-Canadians, they did so with a well-laid table. Over that table, ownership of land and resources was hotly debated, for subsistence meant strength and, through access to food, the 'land question' was reified in Aboriginal bodies. By all accounts, the First Nations of the northwest coast and adjacent interior regions inhabited a territory rich in resources.

All the Indians from Canoe Creek to the headwaters of the Fraser say, 'William is an old woman. ' I am old and feeble and my authority diminishes every day. I am sorely puzzled. I do not know what I say next week when the chiefs are assembled in a council. 58 Other groups also found that the encroachment of white settlers onto their traditional territories reduced their ability to provide for their families. On the Nass, Chief John Ksidiul tried to explain to the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs in 1915 that, before the coming of nonNatives to the area, certain chiefs had held specific areas of land as foodproducing sites.

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