Lynn F Lavallée's research while affiliated with Ryerson University and other places

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This article highlights the findings of a research project based on the medicine wheel teachings of balance between the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of oneself. Specifically, this traditional approach to understanding health was used to explore the impacts of physical activity on emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. Fou...
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How do we limit our focus to mental health when Indigenous teaching demands a much wider lens? How do we respond to mental health recovery when Indigenous experience speaks to a very different approach to healing, and how can we take up the health of Indigenous people in Canada without a discussion of identity and colonization? We cannot, for the m...
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Increasingly research involving Indigenous people is being undertaken by Indigenous researchers, who bring forward worldviews that shape the approach of the research, the theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and the epistemology, methodology, and ethics. Many times such research bridges Western practices and Indigenous knowledges; however, bringi...

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... We explored risk factors, related treatments and access to care, along with health outcomes 9-11 and like many others compared First Nations (Indigenous People) with other people (predominantly non-Indigenous), which demonstrated higher rates of illness, sex-based differences, and greater disease burden among First Nations People in comparison to all other Manitobans 9-11 . Epidemiologically defined disparities are useful evidence, but what to do with this awareness is our current quandary 15,56 . That is, what questions need to be asked, and how do we understand and act on evidence that demonstrates the existence of health disparities and inequities? ...
... This literature is only further supported by individual, community, and family accounts of their direct experiences with neuropsychologists. The imposition of Eurocentric worldviews onto the client applies and affirms the very approaches that have colonized and oppressed Indigenous people in the Americas since contact (Duran, 2006;Lavallée & Poole, 2009;McCabe, 2007) -"a therapeutic system that has its root metaphors deeply entrenched in the causes of the presenting problems themselves" (Duran & Duran, 1995, p. 18). The theory and applications of neuropsychology are based in the enforcement an imposition of Western Eurosettler ideals of "normalcy," and thus are directly based on assimilation to the North American capitalist system that was violently forced upon the First Peoples of this continent (Fellner, 2016;Gone, 2008). ...
... La juventud indígena (indigenous en inglés) ha sido poco abordada dentro de la literatura sdp; sin embargo, existen estudios emergentes que se enfocan en resultados positivos holísticos (e.g., físicos, mentales, espirituales y emocionales) que pudiesen experimentarse a través de la participación en el deporte (Bruner et al., 2016;Lavallée, 2007); sin embargo, al ser considerada dentro de la vasta literatura deportiva sobre la juventud, las experiencias de la juventud indígena destacan por su ausencia (Dubnewick et al., 2018). En gran parte puede que esto sea consecuencia de que el deporte ha tendido a conceptualizarse en términos (enfoques) eurocéntricos, como nos recuerdan McHugh, Coppola, & Sinclair (2013), mientras que la forma en que las juventudes indígenas lo experimentan ha sido poco explorado (Dubnewick et al., 2018). ...
... A scoping review framework was utilized as defined by Arksey and O'Malley (2005) and further refined by Levac et al. (2010) to identify relevant tobacco-related literature; however, step five of the framework (collating, summarizing, and reporting the results) outlined by Arksey and O'Malley (2005) was framed from an Indigenous epistemological lens (i.e., research preparations with purpose, self-location, decolonization and the lens of benefiting the community; see Weber-Pillwax, 2004;Kovach, 2009;Lavallée, 2009) while being grounded in Tribal critical race theory (TribalCrit) as described by McKinley and Brayboy (2006). TribalCrit recognizes that "colonization is endemic to society; Indigenous peoples have a desire to obtain and forge tribal sovereignty, tribal autonomy, self-determination, and self-identification; [it values] stories as not separate from theory; they make up theory and are, therefore, real and legitimate sources of data and ways of being; and that theory and practice are connected in deep and explicit ways such that scholars must work towards social change" (McKinley Brayboy, 2006, pp. ...
... In Canada, for example, the 56 National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (NNADAP) and nine Youth Solvent Addiction Program treatment centers support and encourage Indigenous traditional healing practices and culture as an integral part of health, wellness, and healing [14]. These programs are overseen by First Nations communities and support a network of residential treatment and community prevention programs practicing Indigenous traditional healing practices, Spirituality and creation stories [15][16][17]. ...