Book reviews

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[This page was last updated on April 28, 2022]

“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By: Philip B. Berger
Medical Humanities blog, BMJ
April 21, 2022

“Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By: Grant Christensen
Choice Reviews
Association of College & Research Libraries (American Library Association)
October 2021

Breaking up Families: How Medical Colonialism in Canada is Retraumatizing Indigenous People
By: Marieke Bivar
Anarchist Review of Books
Fifth Estate, Vol. 56, No. 3, #410, page 35
Fall 2021

Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché : Le colonialisme médical canadien
By: Étienne Cantin
D’amour et d’encre fraîche. Place et discours de l’amour dans la presse québécoise des 20e et 21e siècles
Recherches Sociographiques, Vol. 62, No. 2, pages 481-483
May–September 2021 (online publication: January 11, 2022)

Fighting For A Hand To Hold: This Book Reveals Stories Of The Indigenous Children Of Canada Who Were Made To Suffer ‘Medical Colonialism’
By: Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya Magazine
August 26, 2021

Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché : pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien
Convergences Révolutionnaires
August 9, 2021

An open invitation to address anti-Indigenous systemic racism
By: Margo Greenwood, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
The Lancet, Volume 397, Issue 10293, p2458-2459
June 26, 2021
(also available as PDF)

Décoloniser la médecine
By: Maïté Snauwaert
Lettres québécoises, p84
June 2021

Reflections - A Medical Student’s Perspective on “Fighting for a Hand to Hold”, with interview for MJM MedTalks podcast
By: Susan J. Wang
McGill Journal of Medicine Vol. 19, No. 1
June 12, 2021

“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By: Robert Leckey, Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Canadian Journal of Law and Society 36(1), pp 183-4
April 30, 2021
(French translation published on May 14, 2021: Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché: Pour en finir avec le colonialisme médical canadien)

“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By Kasim Ali Tirmizey
Race & Class 62(4), Institute of Race Relations
April 7, 2021

“We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us”
By Taionrén:hote Dan David
Spring 2021 issue, Montreal Review of Books
March 18, 2021

“The past and present of medical colonialism in Canada”, with interview
By: Scott Neigh
Talking Radical Radio (also available via National Campus and Community Radio Association)
March 2, 2021

“Health Care and Colonialism: A Sickness unto Death”
By: Ron Jacobs
CounterPunch
February 26, 2021

«Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché»: le colonialisme serait-il éternel?
By: Michel Lapierre
Le Devoir
February 13, 2021

“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By: Hilah Silver
Journal of Transcultural Nursing
February 9, 2021

“Confronting medical colonialism”
By: Susan Rosenthal
Canadian Dimension
February 3, 2021

“Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”
By: Jenny Ferguson
Quill & Quire
December 2020

“Chronique livre – Fighting for a Hand to Hold”
By: Catherine Guindon, enseignante, CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent
Revue Droits et Libertés, “Le droit à la santé : au-delà des soins” (Vol 39, No 2, automne 2020 / hiver 2021)
Ligue des droits et libertés
December 12, 2020