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Indigenous Health: News & Events

First Nations, Metis and Inuit health information

Local Events

Ongomiizwin Events

Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing -- Ongomiizwin


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National & International Conferences


New Articles

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., Philips-Beck, W., Lavoie, J., Eni, R., Sinclair, S., Avey 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)

Kilian A, Fellows TK, Giroux R, Pennington J, Kuper A, Whitehead CR, Richardson L. Exploring the approaches of non-Indigenous researchers to Indigenous research: a qualitative study. CMAJ open. 2019;7(3):E504-9.  (open access)

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal -- New Issue  Vol 26, Issue No. 1 (2019)

The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health's Partnership River of Life:  Special Issue

  • A Transdisciplinary Approach is Essential to Community-based Research with American Indian Populations
  • Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach:  Building Tribal Infrastructure for Research Through CRCAIH
  • Tribal IRB's A Framework for Understanding Research Oversight in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
  • Developing an Indigenous Measure of Overall Health and Well-being:  The Wicozani Instrument
  • Using Goal Setting and Attainment to Impact Indicators of Health Behavior Change among Young American Indian Women:  The We RISE (Raising Income, Supporting Education) Study
  • Developing the Tribal Resource Guide and the Poverty and Culture Training:  The We RISE (Raising Income, Supporting Education) Study
  • Wac'inyeya:  Hope Among American Indian Youth
  • Commentary:  A Movement to Reclaim American Indian Health through Tribal Sovereignty, Community Partnerships, and Growing Tribally-Driven Health Research

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.

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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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New Online Teaching Resource for Reconciliation

Learning More, Doing More

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