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This Was Real

Based on the collective research and writings of authored by: Dr. Cindy Peltier

THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF ANISHINAABE PEOPLE WITH CANCER:
A FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS HEALING, WESTERN MEDICINE AND MINO BIMAADIZIWIN

“This Was Real” shares a collective story of cancer through the lens of Anishinaabe teachings. Facing a struggle with choices and the weight of emotional burdens, one woman comes to terms with an understanding that cancer can be a teacher.

*This page is under construction.

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Dedicated to the Memory of:


Henry Lewis (Bemaasige)-Authors Father

Claire Boissonneault-Directors Mother

Kim Taylor-Actors Mother

Cheryl Cadwell Ellam-Artists Mother

Featuring the voices
Jeanne Grubin, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Lorraine Shawanda, Sheguiandah First Nation
The Late Harlan Downwind (Neeogaboo), Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Physician, Manitoulin Health Centre
Shauna Pitawanakwat, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Physician, Manitoulin Health Centre
Research Participant, Manitoulin Island
Georgina Nahwegahbow, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Rosella Kinoshameg, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, Nipissing First Nation
Joanne Ominika Abel, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Carole Mayer, Sudbury, Ontario
The Late Jim Northrup (Chibinesi), Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota

REAL CHOICES

Traditional/Western

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