INDIGENOUS HEALING: Voices of Elders and Healers

By: Gus Hill, PhD (WAASE GAABOO)


This book stemmed from recognition of the lack of understanding of Tra­ditional healing and Indigenous people in mainstream Canadian culture. Its intention is to share Traditional healing knowledge in a good way with an audience as a beginning effort to bridge the large cultural divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The writer is Indigenous and conducted a culturally congruent examination toward better understanding a cultural phenomenon. This cultural phenomenon is Traditional healing. While this book has also been about personal growth and understanding the self, it began and remains about the growth and development of Indigenous knowl­edge.

  • ISBN: 978-1-926476-55-1 (Paperback)
    Price: $30.00
    Binding: Paperback
    Date: 2021
    Rights: World
    Pages: 149
    Size: 6” x 9”

  • Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2
    Summary of the Evidence

    Chapter 3
    The Foundation of Traditional Healing

    Chapter 4
    The Process of Traditional Healing

    Chapter 5
    The Modern Day Reality of Traditional Healing

    Chapter 6

    About the Author

    Figure 1. Medicine Wheel of Four Focal Levels of the Social Order
    Figure 2. Medicine Wheel of Four Aspects of the Individual
    Figure 3. Medicine Wheel of Indigenous Family Structure
    Figure 4. Medicine Wheel of Indigenous Community Responsibilities
    Figure 5. Medicine Wheel of Healthy Indigenous Nations

    Table 6. Findings: Indigenous Traditional Health and Healing

  • Gus Hill, PhD (WAASE GAABOO)

    Gus Hill, PhD (Waase Gaaboo) is Anishnaabe from Obadjiwaan (Batchawana) First Nation, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He is a member of the Neveau clan. Gus journeyed from home to study Indigenous Social Work at Laurentian University (HBSW), continued on his journey to study Advanced Social Work (MSW) at Wilfrid Laurier University, and stayed at Laurier to embark on a doctoral journey in Social Work (PhD). Dr. Hill is part of the Indigenous Field of Study MSW Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Gus is a knowledge carrier and engages ceremonies, medicines, and Elders in his ongoing healing journey.