In the article “Improve Aboriginal Health through Oral History,” which was published in the Toronto Star on Sunday, May 2, 2010, the author Nicholas Keung discusses the childhood of aboriginal in residential school and its effect on the healthy relationships. In order to improve aboriginal status, Dr. Janet Smylie, in his project with Kim Anderson suggested the health workers to collect information from elders, rather than just applying knowledge, about lost traditional skills in parenting, pregnancy, prenatal and post natal care so that they can incorporate that knowledge in community health programs. Rene Meshake recalled his unpleasant memories whereas Pauline Shirt, on the other hand had great experience while in residential school and also a founder of first nation school of Toronto in 1977.
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Keung, N. (2010, May 2). Improve aboriginal health through oral history. Toronto Star. Retrieved from http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2010/05/02/improve aboriginal-health-through-oral-history.html
In the article “Improve Aboriginal Health through Oral History” the author looks at culturally sensitive knowledge system that is …show more content…
Author also discusses the effect of residential school on traditional parenting skills. Rene Meshake experienced negative experience in residential school whereas Pauline Shirt had positive experience. This article is informative but less insightful as the author enlightens two person’s residential school life though he explored some strategies to uncover the lost