To increase your awareness of:
- Canadian pre-colonial and colonial history, including pre-contact history, the period of time before Europeans came to what is now known as North America, as well as the time after European contact
- the effects of colonial and neo-colonial processes on the health of Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society, generally (neo-colonial refers to colonial processes that remain part of laws and policies that influence the health care system.)
The Recommended readings provide background to the upcoming topics of changes in diet, residential schools, and Indian hospitals.
You may find information provided in Module 1 disturbing and distressing. If you do, the Suggestions for Self Care may be of help.
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