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Indigenous Health: News & Events

National & International Conferences

This beautiful image was the logo for the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference held online from Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg 2021

Take Action! -- Attention Nurses

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."

New Articles

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.

Schultz, Nguyen, T., Sinclaire, M., Fransoo, R., & McGibbon, E. (2021). Historical and Continued Colonial Impacts on Heart Health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: What’s Reconciliation Got to Do With It? CJC Open (Online), 3(12), S149–S164.

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]



Manitoba Reports

Articles from the Heart of Turtle Island

Mcdonnell, Lavoie, J. G., Clark, W., Dutton, R., Anawak, C., Anawak, J., Brown, L., Clark, G., Evaluardjuk-Palmer, M., & Ford, F. (2022). Unforeseen benefits: outcomes of the Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 81(1), 2008614–2008614.

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.

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.





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.

Online Professional Development

NCCIH Online Webinars

Excellent webinars from the National Collaborating Centre For Indigenous Health on the following topics:

Trauma Informed   2-Spirit  Family Violence  Cultural Safety   Metis   Racism

Indigenous Languages

Separate Beds:  A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada

Structures of Indifference:  An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City

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


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Janice Linton
Indigenous Health Liaison Librarian
Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library,
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
727 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5
NJM Library is located next to Health Sciences Centre (HSC)

Learning More, Doing More

Disruption of All Forms of Racism - Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Racism, Disrupted by Shared Health Manitoba

Mite Achimowin - Heart Talk

Digital Storytelling -- Check out one or more of these four videos (4 - 5 min. each) featuring women from Manitoba

  • E Thee New Iskew Ote - Cree Women's Heart by Christina Baker and Mabel Horton
  • My Heartbeat by Eliza Beardy
  • Niin Intepachimowin - My Heart Story by Virginia Mckay
  • Mite Mekiwin - Gift of the Heart by Esther Sanderson


Short Online Videos

Decolonizing Libraries