Algonquin Spiritual Healer (OPL Human Library 2013)
Annotation:“A work rich in spirit and Native American lore, Crossing into Medicine Country will appeal to anyone interested in alternative beliefs.”
Annotation:Before discovering native healing methods, Herb Nabigon could not imagine a life without alcohol. This powerful autobiography tells the story of his struggle to overcome addiction with the help of the spiritual teachings and brotherly love of his elders.
Annotation:“We share this world and experience with the author a sweat lodge, vision quest, ceremonial dances and the wise teachings of Algonquin elders. Pritchard also points out the remarkable parallels between Algonquin beliefs and those of better-known religions, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.”
Annotation:“While the dominant, Western, medical culture sees disease and seeks cure, the Native American healing arts see illness and seek healing.”
Annotation:This NFB documentary looks at the Sundance, a long misunderstood ritual that was once banned but is now helping to bring healing to East Coast Aboriginal communities.