Environmental health, indigenous identity, cultural representations and the production of ecological consciousness in Northern Ontario

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Title: Environmental health, indigenous identity, cultural representations and the production of ecological consciousness in Northern Ontario
Authors: Marquina Márquez, Alfonso | Vírchez, Jorge | Ruiz-Callado, Raúl
Research Group/s: Población, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (POMADE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología I
Keywords: Ecocentric self | Healing Movement | Medicine Wheel | Native reserves | Northeastern Ontario
Knowledge Area: Sociología | Antropología Social
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2012
Publisher: Ontario International Development Agency
Citation: MARQUINA, Alfonso; VIRCHEZ, Jorge; RUIZ-CALLADO, Raúl. “Environmental health, indigenous identity, cultural representations and the production of ecological consciousness in Northern Ontario”. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development [Online]. Vol. 4 (2012). ISSN 1923-6662
Abstract: The primary goal of this research is to document local perspectives by presenting a set of commentaries and meanings, in the form of narratives, related to environmental health conceptions on an Oji-Cree reserve in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Through an ethnographic case study, this research explores how the modern-day production of a sociocentric and ecocentric self, as ethnic marker and moral category, is contributing to environmental/community health and well-being on Native reserves. Cultural representations of personhood and community based on the Medicine Wheel model, as a cognitive model, create an ontological paradigm that promotes a holistic foundation for human behaviour and interaction, as well as healthy, sustainable communities.
Sponsor: The research upon which this paper was based was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (ref. I+D+i SEJ2005-09344/SOCI) and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (ref. I+D+i CURA/NORTHERN).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/23996
ISSN: 1923-6662 (Online) | 1923-6654 (Print)
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento 3.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.ssrn.com/link/OIDA-Intl-Journal-Sustainable-Dev.html
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