Blackfoot traditional knowledge in resolution of problem gambling: Getting gambled and seeking wholeness
McGowan, Virginia Margaret
Canadian Indian/Native Studies Association
This paper examines problem gambling and its resolution in an exploratory phenomenological study among Blackfoot individuals. Significant factors in the development and resolution of problem gambling are identified and a hypothetical model suggested. In this model, traditional knowledge provides a coherent and interpretive framework for individuals seeking an integrated identity as a Blackfoot person. This study addresses a significant gap in our understanding of gambling among Indigenous peoples and identifies directions for further research.
Permission granted by Lorainne Mayer (acting editor) to include article in this research respository.
Indigenous peoples -- Alberta -- Gambling , Siksika -- Medical Care , Compulsive gambling -- Alberta
McGowan, V. M., & Nixon, G. (2004). Blackfoot traditional knowledge in resolution of problem gambling: Getting gambled and seeking wholeness. Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 24(1), 7-35.