Colonization embodied : diabetes in Sheshatshiu

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.creator Nudell, Zoe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other E99 N18 N83 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22187
dc.description v, 235 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 228-234).
dc.description.abstract This research explores the Innu experience of Type II diabetes in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. The unique political history and social structure of the Sheshatshiu Innu is linked to the historic and current provision of health care and the health status of Innu people in Sheshatshiu. An examination of the lifestyle and culturally relevant approaches to Type II diabetes indicates the trend towards individualism in public health, and the perseverance of colonial attitudes to native health. Innu conceptions and experiences of Type II diabetes emerged from an analysis of community-based, qualitative interviews conducted with Innu community members. The insights offered by the Innu illuminate the disease experience in Sheshatshiu, and are also relevant to native and non-native people across Canada. The interviews revealed that the Innu understand Type II diabetes to be a disease of colonization. The Innu argue that the broader political, legal and economic context must be considered in order to achieve health in Sheshatshiu.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.N18
dc.subject.lcsh Naskapi Indians -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Health and hygiene
dc.subject.lcsh Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Newfoundland and Labrador
dc.subject.lcsh Naskapi Indians -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Medical care
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Colonization -- Newfoundland and Labrador
dc.title Colonization embodied : diabetes in Sheshatshiu
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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