Healing Circles Bibliography

1.     Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of enchantment, Vintage Books, 1979

2.     Arthur Ballard, Mythology of South Puget Sound, Snoqualmie Valley Museum, 1999

3.     J. F. Bierlein, Parallel Myths, Ballentine Wellspring Press, 1994

4.     Crisca Bierwert, Brushed by Cedar, University of Arizona Press, 1999

5.     Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, MJF Books, 1949

6.     Joseph Campbell, Myths, Dreams, and Religion, MJF Books, 1970

7.     Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology, Penguin Group, 1959

8.     Rives Collins, The Power of Story, Scarisbrick Publishers, 1997

9.     Eduardo Duran, Native American Postcolonial Psychology, State University of New York Press, 1995

10.    Lewis Hyde, Trickster Makes This World, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998

11.    Sean Kane, Wisdom of the Mythtellers, Broadview Press, 1998

12.    William Kilpatrick, Why Johnny Can’t Tell right From Wrong, Touchstone, 1992

13.    Jack Maguire, The Personal Power of Storytelling, Tarcher Penguin, 1998

14.    Lou Marinoff, The Big Question, Bloomsbury, 2003

15.    Lou Marinoff, Plato, Not Prozac, Harper Collins, 1999

16.    Carol Pearson, Awakening the Heroes Within, Harper Collins, 1991

17.    Swinomish Tribal Mental Health Project Swinomish Tribal Mental Health Project, A Gathering of Wisdoms, Swinomish Tribal Community, 1999

18.    Paula Underwood, Three Native American Learning Stories, A Tribe of Two Press, 2002


1.    A Curriculum: Canoe Journey, Life’s Journey, A Life Skills Manual for Native Adolescents

Canoe Journey is an intervention curriculum that was developed over three years as part of the Journeys of the Circle Project.  This curriculum helps youth make choices that motivate positive actions while avoiding the hazards of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Developed by Drs. June La Marr and G. Alan Marlatt for urban Native American adolescents, Canoe Journey is appropriate for all teens and all settings - prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.

2.    Website: Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recover, and Education 

This site offers a comprehensive listing of some of the educational materials used at Dartmouth College/Dartmouth Medical School in courses, seminars, and other educational  sessions on the topics of “alcohol and other drug use,” and “diverse native peoples.”  It  includes books, movies, organizations, Web links, and other media productions

3.    Website: Recovery Resources on the Web

Follow the this site’s link to “Native American Resources” to find a listing of resources specific to Native Americans.

4.    The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma

This is a comprehensive list of resources on addictions (alcohol, drug, tobacco), and on suicide and violence prevention.

5.    Research article: Oral Storytelling within the Context of the Parent-Child Relationship

This research summary focuses on the practice of oral storytelling, which has been shown to enhance and contribute to emergent literacy and language development in young children.

Anger & Domestic Violence

1.     Life Initiatives, Larry Salway, Lakota Elder

2.     NPR Radio Interview, Michael Mead, Mythologist

3.     History of the Haida Nation First Nation:

4.     Haida Culture History:

Haida Indian Tribe History:

5.     Woodrow Morrison, Jr., Transcripts from Video # 1 & 2

6.     Robert Davidson, Haida Artist

7.     American Psychological Association (APA): anger. Adjective Finder: retrieved Nov 02, 2009, from

8.     Haida Syntax, John Enrico; 2003 University of Nebraska Press

9.     Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Portland Indian Elders, Group, 2009

10. Conner, Daryl R. Managing at the Speed of Change: How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper  Where Others Fail. New York: Villard Books, 1995.

11. The Experience Project:

12. Center for Nonviolent Communication, 2005; Website: Email: [email protected]; Phone - +1.505.244.4041