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Psychology & Mental Health: Indigenous Peoples' Health

This guide was created to support the Psychology community at Seneca College. It showcases articles, documents, websites, and other resources of interest to the Psychology-based programs at Seneca.


2017 | 16min 36sec | CC
A group of Indigenous teens competing in square dance, which they say helps them cope with the trauma of suicide in their community.

Peace River Rising

2017 | 9min 40sec | CC
Offers an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land.


2017 | 4min 42sec | CC
Filmmaker Madison Thomas has a revelation about why her mother is always cleaning - and realizes she's more like her mom than she ever thought.

Life in the City of Dirty Water

2019 | 19min 55sec | CC
Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller embarks on a storytelling journey through trauma, healing, and Indigenous uprisings. Doc Homepage

Film about deadly shooting aims to make life safer for Indigenous kids

2019 | 4min | CC
Tasha Hubbard, a Cree documentary filmmaker and mother, is touring a new film with the hope that it will help make Canada a safer place for Indigenous kids.

New Lens on Life: Using photography to heal from trauma

2019 | 3min 9sec | CC unavailable (currently)
A remote community in northern Saskatchewan are trying to change that by discovering the healing power of photography.

Thunder Blanket: 5 Part Series

2016 CC: Unavailable (currently)
Explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer and the complexity of being a traditionalist searching for a cure in a modern world.
Episode 1 (15min), Episode 2 (14min), Episode 3 (14min), Episode 4 (14min), Episode 5 (15min)

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Topic: Brian Sinclair

Brian Sinclair (1963 – 2008) was age 45 when he died September 21, 2008 while waiting for medical attention in Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre. Brian was a double amputee in a wheelchair and had been brought to the center for a blocked catheter. Sinclair arrived in a taxi van at the emergency department just before 3 p.m. September 19, 2008. A video of his arrival is on YouTube. He was dead for two to seven hours before someone in authority noticed and it is estimated he waited thirty-four hours.[1][2][3][4] Security officer Gary Francis found Brian Sinclair dead.[5]  
(Wikipedia, Jan 2020)

Death of Brian Sinclair. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved April 2, 2020, from


ᐐᑌ (Wiih'teh - Cree) is CBC’s first podcast in East Cree. 

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