These Northern Native Women" survive in spite of the harshness of thei r lives in the boreal forest and tundra. [They] care for and deliver n ewborn infants far from cities, clinics, hospitals, malls, and pharmac ies...Throughout history, women have healed one another. Among Native Peoples, oral histories and traditional storytelling have always been essential to cultural survival. In this book, thirteen Northern Native women relate their experiences as survivors of breast cancer. They sp eak about how they adapted to the disease, and look in particular at t he ties they have built with family, friends, and their environment. T he book also examines the clashing and blending of medical technology with traditional Native healing methods. An unusual and unique book.