Please see Commitment to Positive Change: Structural Anti-Racism Audit of Nursing Education Programs in the journal, Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, Vol. 3(1).
Authors Andrea Kennedy, Lisa Bourque Bearskin, and Kaija Freborg have written a letter to the editor and ask "Nursing colleagues to sign this letter to demonstrate shared commitment to critically examine racist challenges and anti-racist opportunities in their Nursing program at a structural level."
If you have ever listened to an Indigenous patient talk about health; if you have ever spoken about Indigenous health; if you have ever participated in experiential, community-informed learning as a student or instructor; if you have ever authored an article or told a story; if you have ever looked for evidence or done research to support Indigenous Peoples' health, please read the following article, 'Mining Sick...' Thank you.
Aldred, T., Alderfer‐Mumma, C., de Leeuw, S., Farrales, M., Greenwood, M., Hoogeveen, D., O’Toole, R., Parkes, M. W., & Sloan Morgan, V. (2021). Mining sick: Creatively unsettling normative narratives about industry, environment, extraction, and the health geographies of rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The Canadian Geographer, 65(1), 82–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12660
Graham, S., Stelkia, k., Wieman, C., & Adams, E. (2021). Mental Health Interventions for First Nation, Inuit, and Metis Peoples in Canada: A Systematic Review. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 12(2), 1-31.
Jull, J., Sheppard, A., J., Hizaka, A., Barton, G., Doering, P. et al (2021). Experiences of Inuit in Canada who travel from remote settings for cancer care and impacts on decision making. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 328-325.
De Leeuw, S., Larstone, R., Fell, B., Cross, N., Greenwood, M., et al. (2021) Educating medical students' "Hearts and Minds": A Humanities-informed cultural immersion program in Indigenous experiential community learning. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 16(1), 87-107.
Vass, A., & Adams, K. (2021). Educator perceptions on teaching Indigenous health: Racism, privilege and self-reflexivity. Medical Education, 55(2), 213-221. [Requires UM login]
New issue of Witness is available. Vol. 3, No. 1 theme issue: Disrupting Nursing: Towards Anti-racist and decolonial practice.
Articles from the Heart of Turtle Island
Cook, C., Mackinnon, M., Anderson, M., & Whetter, I. (2019). Structures last longer than intentions: creation of Ongomiizwin - Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at the University of Manitoba. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78(2), 1571381. https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1571381
Kyoon-Achan, G. (2021). Collaborative and systems approach to transforming primary health care in Manitoba First Nations communities. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 16(1), 191-207.
Lavoie, J.G., Philips-Beck, W., Kinew, K.A., Kyoon-Achan, G., Sinclair, S., & Katz, A. (2021). The relationship between rates of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions and local access to primary healthcare in Manitoba First Nations communities: Results from the Innovation in Community-based Primary Healthcare Supporting Transformation in the Health of First Nations in Manitoba (iPHIT) study. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 112(2), 219-230.
Phillips-Beck, W. (2021). [dissertation] A decolonizing approach in population health research: Examining the impacts of the federal out for confinement policy on maternal and child outcomes in First Nation communities in Manitoba.
Kyoon-Achan, G., Philips-Beck, W., Lavoie, J., Eni, R., Sinclair, S., Avery Kinew, K., … Katz, A. (2018). Looking back, moving forward: a culture-based framework to promote mental wellbeing in Manitoba First Nations communities. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/17542863.2018.1556714
Anderson M. Indigenous health research and reconciliation. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal. 2019 Aug 26;191(34):E930. Commentary by Dr. Marcia Anderson. (Requires UM NET ID)
The Right to Health
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In sharing stories about the health issues they or their missing or murdered loved ones faced and the experiences they had in seeking health services, family members and survivors illustrated how addressing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people must also address their right to health.
Thank you to UM researchers who shared their knowledge and experience about Indigenous research
NCCIH Online Webinars
Excellent webinars from the National Collaborating Centre For Indigenous Health on the following topics:
This webinar is about the life and death of patient Brian Sinclair in Winnipeg
Reconciliation and Public Health Presentation - Dr. Marcia Anderson
Reconciliation and Public Health Q & A -- Dr. Marcia Anderson
4 Seasons of Reconciliation -- Includes resources for Instructors and Students
A series of bilingual, self-paced online courses designed to assist education organizations in providing diversity and inclusion awareness. The courses promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, and feature award-winning films, slideshows, videos, quizzes and a completion certificate provided by First Nations University of Canada..
Digital Storytelling -- Check out one or more of these four videos (4 - 5 min. each) featuring women from Manitoba