Author Tags: First Nations, Health
As co-chair of the First Nations Studies Department at Vancouver Island University, Laurie Meijer Drees of Ladysmith has gathered oral accounts from Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in the mid-twentieth century for Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals (University of Alberta 2012). With input from patients, families and workers, Drees examines indigenous understandings of story for her "intercultural history." 978-0-88864-650-7 $29.95
Drees previously wrote The Indian Association of Alberta: A History of Political Action (UBC Press 2002). Founded in 1939, the IAA spearheaded the Aboriginal protests against the 1969 White Paper produced by the Department of Indian Affairs. $95 9780774808767
[BCBW 2012] "Law" "Politics" "History" "Health"
Review of the author’s work by BC Studies:
Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals