CLOSING THE CIRCLE - WINTER 2016

 

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Welcome

 

Before we say farewell to 2016, the NCCAH would like to share some of the highlights of the past several months with you as well as future activities in the New Year. With the development and release of new resources, speaking engagements, and participation in national events, all of us at the centre have been kept very busy.

 

Many Indigenous peoples view the winter months as a time for storytelling. I encourage you to view and share the stories included in our new videos and resources. "Transforming Our Realities: The determinants of health and Indigenous Peoples" includes both a video and proceedings report that documents innovative and inter-sectoral knowledge exchanged at the third in a series of our national forums on the social determinants of Indigenous peoples' health, held in Ottawa in December 2015. We have now uploaded three video interviews with authors on our 2015 publication, Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada: Beyond the Social. In the first video, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and I provide an introduction to the publication. This is followed by Dr. Charlotte Loppie's overview of the chapter, Structural Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples' Health and Albert Marshall's discussion on the chapter, Two-Eyed Seeing in Medicine. Interviews with six other contributors will be uploaded over winter months. As well, we have released "Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby", a video featuring a story told by Rhoda Karetak produced by the NCCAH as part of the series, "Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: The role of Indigenous knowledge in supporting wellness in Inuit communities in Nunavut".

 

As part of our ongoing knowledge translation and exchange, the NCCAH distributed resources at the Northern Health Research Days in Prince George, BC (November 7-9) and at the l'Institut national de santé publique du Québec's (INSPQ) annual conference, Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique (JASP) in Montreal, QC (November 21-22). We participated at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future Forum (November 2-4, Winnipeg MB), the National Child Day Forum 2016 (November 16-17, Winnipeg MB), the Two Faces of Syphilis - Knowledge Exchange (November 22-23, Montreal QC), the Lawson Foundation pan-Canadian dialogue (November 28-30, Ottawa ON), and the Foresight Incubator on Indigenous Issues (December 1, Winnipeg MB). We also held a fruitful gathering of our Advisory Committee in Montreal (November 22-23) where we were able to inform them of our recent, current and upcoming projects and activities.

 

With 2017 around the corner, the NCCAH is already gearing up for presentations at the Hawaii International Conference on Education (January 3-5, Honolulu HI), the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control Forum (January 26, Calgary AB), the Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC) (March 29, Toronto ON), and the International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (IMICH) (March 31- April 2, Denver CO). We are scheduling webinars for 2017, including "What's new is really old: Trauma informed health practices through an understanding of historic trauma" to be delivered by Dr. Patricia Makokis (February). We will also be releasing updated factsheets on housing and poverty as part of our Social Determinants of Health resource series.

 

If you are interested in knowing about all of our publications, please see our Resources Booklet. Be sure to visit our website or subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications of newly released NCCAH resources, upcoming webinars and our regular quarterly newsletters. Please enjoy and share our knowledge resources with your community and networks and join us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud to participate in updates as they happen!

 

In closing, on behalf of all the staff at the NCCAH, I wish you and your loved ones health, safety and joy over holiday season and in the New Year.

 

Meegwetch

 

Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)

 

 

 

NCCAH Research News

Does your organization work with children's speech-language, occupational, or physical therapists?

Dr. Alison Gerlach, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Collaborating Centre of Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) at the University of Northern British Columbia, is undertaking a knowledge translation exchange study that involves: (1) a critical analysis of the current international interdisciplinary literature on this topic, and (2) the identification of existing promising and socially innovative children's rehabilitation practices/initiatives/approaches across Canada. This project will inform a national publication and webinar with the NCCAH.

 

Currently there is a lack of knowledge on how community-based children's rehabilitation services can be inclusive of, and responsive to the contexts, strengths, and priorities of Indigenous communities, families, and children. The broader literature suggests that children's rehabilitation services need to be provided in places where Indigenous families are already gathering and feel safe. Alison is interested in knowing if/how this is happening in Indigenous organizations, health centers, and early childhood programs.

 

If you have experience of working with children's speech-language, occupational or physical therapists in your organization and/or community, and are willing to discuss your experiences and perspectives OR you would like to learn more about this project - please connect with Alison at: Alison.gerlach@unbc.ca.

 

 

Attended Events

Upcoming Events

 

RCAP National Forum: Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2 - 4, 2016. Conference web site link


Research Days Conference

 

Prince George, British Columbia, November 7 - 9, 2016. Conference web site link


National Child Day Forum 2016

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16-17, 2016. Conference web site link


Les 20es Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP)

 

Montreal, Quebec, November 21 - 22, 2016. Conference web site link


Please visit the online NCCAH calendar of events, which highlights conferences, workshops, and other events of interest in the field of Aboriginal Health including regional, national and global listings.

 

 

 
 

Hawaii International Conference on Education

 

Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2017. Conference web site link


The Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC)

 

Toronto, Ontario, March 29 - 31, 2017. Conference web site link


International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (IMICH)

 

Denver, Colorado, March 31 - April 2, 2017. Conference web site link


Send us an email to nccah@unbc.ca with "Calendar Submission" in the subject line if you have an event you would like added to our calendar.

 

 

 

New NCCAH Resources

 

"Transforming our realities: The determinants of health and Indigenous Peoples" is the third in a series of forums on the social determinants of Indigenous peoples' health. This forum focused on various mechanisms for exploring Indigenous social determinants of health, including infrastructure needs, partnerships and/or collaborations to assist in moving on a health agenda, and tools to assist in facilitating intersectoral collaboration to address social determinants of health within communities.

 

Transforming Our Realities: The determinants of health and Indigenous Peoples

 

Beyond the Social: Author Interviews

All of the contributors interviewed in this video series, from the highly-acclaimed book Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada: Beyond the Social, share a common concern with improving the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada and beyond. In sharing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditional knowledge alongside Western academic and medical knowledge, the authors demonstrate the potential gains of walking in two worlds, integrating the best of both Indigenous and Western knowledge, and honouring and respecting the diverse healing and medical practices available to us today.

 

Read the web story

 

Introduction: Rethinking Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada - interview with Margo Greenwood and Sarah de Leeuw 

 

Chapter 1: Structural Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples' Health - interview with Charlotte Loppie 

 

Chapter 2: Two-Eyed Seeing in Medicine - interview with Albert Marshall 

Author Interviews - Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada: Beyond the Social

 

Interviews to be released in January, 2017
Shirley Tagalik
Sarah de Leeuw
Margo Greenwood

Interviews to be released in February, 2017
Madeleine Dion Stout
Warner Adam
Brenda Macdougall

Interviews to be released in March, 2017
Patricia and James Makokis
Beyond the Social Panel from the NCCAH Nation Forum "Transforming our Realities"

 

 


Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit - Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby

 

Short videos are now being produced by the NCCAH as part of the series, "Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: The role of Indigenous knowledge in supporting wellness in Inuit communities in Nunavut". The first of these videos, "Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby", is now complete. Reflecting on this dream, Rhoda Karetak draws parallels between burying the sick baby and burying Inuit culture and wisdom, as well as the urgency to revive Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

 

Read the web story | Watch the video

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit - Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby

 

 


2015/2016 Articles & Chapters

 

In 2016, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw wrote a series of monthly cover stories for Canadian Family Physician. These stories feature anecdotes and real world examples of initiatives being undertaken by physicians across Canada who are making a difference in how health care services and programs are delivered.

 

Read the web story

 

Additionally, six new resources, written by NCCAH staff and research associates, have been added to the "Articles & Chapters" section of the NCCAH publications list.

Canadian Family Physician
Cover Stories 2016

 

 

 

Trending NCCAH Publications

 

Report: Health inequalities and the social determinants of Aboriginal peoples' health

 

Fact Sheet Series: Aboriginal Racism in Canada

 

Fact Sheet: Culture and language as social determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis health

 

Fact Sheet: An Overview of Aboriginal Health in Canada

 

Report: Cultural Safety in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Public Health

 

 

 
 

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Online Resources

 

In support of creating a health community focused on knowledge synthesis, transfer and exchange we have chosen a sampling of current online resources to share. Please note the links provided in the NCCAH newsletters are for general interest only and do not indicate an endorsement. The views expressed in the linked resources do not necessarily represent the views of the NCCAH or our funder the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Send us an email to nccah@unbc.ca with "Online Resource" in the subject line if you have an online resource you would like added to our next newsletter.

 

 

University of Manitoba Press - Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Editors R. Alexander Innes & K. Anderson

 
 

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada by C. Vowel

 
 

ESWB Press University of Manitoba - Indigenous Perspectives on Education for Well-Being in Canada editors F. Deer and T. Falkenberg

 
 

Journal of Public Health Policy - Social media, knowledge translation, and action on the social determinants of health and health equity: A survey of public health practices by S. Ndumbe-Eyoh (NCCDH) and A. Mazzucco

 
 

Health Sociology Review - Relational approaches to fostering health equity for Indigenous children through early childhood intervention by A. Gerlach (NCCAH), A. Browne and M. Suto

 
 

Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing - Te Mauri: Pimatisiwin, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2016

 
 

The Northern Review, No. 43, 2016

 
 

Caring Society Newsletter, Winter 2016

 
 

The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) Newsletter, December, 2016

 
 

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2016: A Focus on Family Violence in Canada

 
 

Health Status of Canadians 2016: Report of the Chief Public Health Officer

 
 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) - The Role of the Federal Government in Health Care Report Card 2016

 
 

Government of Northwest Territories - Building A Culturally Respectful Health And Social Services System

 
 

Statistics Canada - Past-year suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults aged 18 to 25: Prevalence and associated characteristics

 
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Evaluation Project - Solutions that work: What the evidence and our people tell us

 
 

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) - Inuit Priorities for Canada's Climate Strategy

 
 

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) - Environmental Public Health Services in First Nations communities in British Columbia

 
 

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) - CCP Handbook: Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia

 
 

Toronto's First Indigenous Health Strategy 2016-2021

 
 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) - Reconciliation Lives Here: State of the Inner City Report 2016

 
 

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) - Promise and Prosperity: The 2016 Aboriginal Business Survey

 
 

Food Banks Canada - Hunger Count 2016

 
 

Campaign 2000 - Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada

 
 

BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition - 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

 

 

 
 

Special Advisor Grand Chief Ed John - A Report on Indigenous Child Welfare in British Columbia

 
 

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness - Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness: Lessons from H1N1 in Canada

 
 

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) - Buried Voices: Changing Tones an Examination of Media Coverage of Indigenous Issues in Ontario 2013-2016

 

 

 

 

Online Multimedia

 

This section features infographics, interactives, apps or videos that we found interesting or educational. Please note the links provided in the NCCAH newsletters are for general interest only and do not indicate an endorsement. The views expressed in the linked resources do not necessarily represent the views of the NCCAH or our funder the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Send us an email if you have multimedia resources you would like included in our next newsletter to nccah@unbc.ca with "Multimedia Submission" in the subject line.

 

 

1) CBC The National - Peter Mansbridge talks about racism in the health care system with Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada's first female Indigenous surgeon.

 

2) "Lesson 9: What is racism and where does it come from?" is part of a series of 24 free online wellness interactive and video-based lessons for Indigenous youth ages 13-15 in BC.

 

3) Canadian Medical Association video "Indigenous Wellness and Canada's Health Care System: The Physician's Role". This special panel session - held in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - focused on how to strengthen the role of physicians in improving and supporting wellness among Indigenous Peoples.

 

4) Upstream Radio speaks with Cindy Blackstock, Max Fineday and Janelle Pewapsconias about the colonial sources of our greatest national health emergencies.

 

5) University of British Columbia (UBC) video - "A Coming Together of Health Systems: Traditional Practitioners."

 

6) APTN National News - Working on the relationship: Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett talks her first year in power.

 

 

 

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