Indigenous Books in our Lending Library

Next time you’re in the Doctors’ Lounge at RJH or VGH, take a look on the bookshelf for Indigenous-focused books in our Lending Library: Braiding Sweetgrass: “Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, […]

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South Island MSA Reads…”Far from the Tree: Parents, children, and the search for identity” by Andrew Solomon

Looking for some good books?  Here’s one!  From Goodreads: Andrew Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition—that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down’s syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe […]

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South Island MSA Reads…”Aboriginal Health in Canada” by James Waldram, Ann Herring, and Kue Young

Looking for some good books?  Here’s one!  From Goodreads: Numerous studies, inquiries, and statistics accumulated over the years have demonstrated the poor health status of Aboriginal peoples relative to the Canadian population in general. Aboriginal Health in Canada is about the complex web of physiological, psychological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, […]

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