Psychology

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn – James Moore

Summary

Having worked with Indigenous people in Calgary, I can say that I do agree with much of what Ayurdhi has presented. Where I disagree (and she might actually agree) is that I don’t think she takes her argument far enough. Reality is, that today Indigenous Communities are in many ways healthier than the surrounding “White” communities. Appearances are deceiving.

The Non-Indigenous in Calgary are living on borrowed time. There is no sense of community, and what is good for all of u…….

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Having worked with Indigenous people in Calgary, I can say that I do agree with much of what Ayurdhi has presented. Where I disagree (and she might actually agree) is that I don’t think she takes her argument far enough. Reality is, that today Indigenous Communities are in many ways healthier than the surrounding “White” communities. Appearances are deceiving.

The Non-Indigenous in Calgary are living on borrowed time. There is no sense of community, and what is good for all of us at the leadership level. As a result we are eating our selves alive. Just try and interact with Calgary City Council to get any issue resolved. You will likely become aware that the Council is so busy playing Power Games, that what is good for Calgary’s Citizens is lost completely.

When one tries to access Alberta Health Services for help for non-indigenous people what is obvious is that the services provided work for no-one.

However, when one interacts with Indigenous Tribes you are aware of incredible disfunction, but you also become conscious of places of health as well. That is where I find hope for a positive future

Source: https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/11/an-interview-with-elisa-lacerda-vandenborn/