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View the PDF document The social and cultural refocusing of iTaukei landscapes of identity through traditional healing practices
Author:Orcherton, Maria
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: Ph.D.
Subject: Healing | Fiji | Folklore, Healing | Fiji | Religious aspects, Social medicine | Fiji, Traditional medicine | Fiji, Fijians | Mediciine
Date: 2017
Call No.: Pac GR 880 .O73 2017
BRN: 1361305
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: For many Indigenous people, nature represents a living being, a source of energy from which all life originates and from which all knowledge is born (Bastien, 2004). Sadly (as yet in many Pacific Societies), there remains a superficial understanding1 of how the ontological, epistemological and pedagogical attributes of knowledge embed themselves in Indigenous people’s way of being, knowing, and doing, particularly in relation to traditional healing practices (THPs). ‘Healing’ from an Indigenous point of view “is not just a matter of reducing symptoms of individuals, but rather of maintaining and restoring the relational circle of harmony and balancing life for individuals, families, and communities” (Canda & Furman, 2010, p. 171).
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