This guide provides access to resources on Indigenous history, communities, and culture in Canada and NS, as well as government documents. It was developed in consultation with members of the Indigenous community in Nova Scotia and NSCC.
Indigenous people experience disproportionately high levels of poor health compared to non-Indigenous people. To support health equity for Indigenous people, rich and diverse traditional healing practices that are crucial in promoting health, healing, and overall well-being in Indigenous communities and individuals will be explored. Understanding Indigenous concepts of health and healing can propose ways of moving forward for health equity in the Canadian health system that incorporates Indigenous values and beliefs.
The design of this online learning module is to support the learning of undergraduate and graduate students and anyone seeking to increase their familiarity with Indigenous health and well-being in Canada.
John R. Sylliboy, Margot Latimer, Elder Albert Marshall & Emily MacLeod (2021) Communities take the lead: exploring Indigenous health research practices through Two-Eyed Seeing & kinship, International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 80:1, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1929755
Run by the SOGC's Aboriginal Health Initiative (AHI), this site aims to be a unique and evolving source of information and materials supporting improved health among First Nations, Inuit and Métis women. Our goal is to present an online space through which we can better interact with health care professionals, our partners, and Aboriginal women, their families and communities.
First Nations, Inuit and Métis are diverse populations whose health is affected by all social determinants of health, as well as a complex history of colonialism, racism, and residential schools. Social determinants have a significant impact on disease and recovery experiences within these communities.