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Person-centred care means treating people who face health issues as valued partners in health systems. (Priscilla du Preez/Unsplash)

Person-centred health care means ensuring that affected communities are leaders and partners in research

Research partnerships with the people and communities affected help to challenge health inequities, and support person-centred care in health systems.
A family living through the Bengal famine, a time when three million people died due to starvation,1943. (Wikimedia Commons)

Colonialists used starvation as a tool of oppression

For centuries, colonial powers have used starvation as a tool to control Indigenous populations and take over their land and wealth. A look back at two historic examples on two different continents.
Indigenous artifacts from the northwest coast of North America on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Updated U.S. law still leaves Indigenous communities in Canada out of repatriations from museums

U.S. laws on the repatriation of Indigenous artifacts and remains still uphold inequities in the relationships between Indigenous people and the agencies holding their materials.
Fostering belonging for Indigenous students through courses, as well as through dedicated campus spaces, matters. First Peoples House at University of Victoria. (UVic Photos)

How a first-year university writing course for Indigenous students fostered skills and belonging

It’s possible to work with restricted resources to design and implement creative initiatives to serve the particular needs of Indigenous students at university.
People hold rally signs during a Toronto rally raising concerns and opposition to the Ontario provincial government’s plans to expand mining operations in the so-called Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario in July 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Indigenous consultation is key to the Ring of Fire becoming Canada’s economic superpower

Ontario’s Ring of Fire could make Canada a minerals superpower, but Indigenous consultation is essential to ensure doing so does not harm reconciliation or Canada’s global reputation.
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‘Care is in everything we do and everything we are’: the work of Indigenous women needs to be valued

To First Nations women, ‘care’ is more broad and all-encompassing than traditional definitions. We need a new approach to capturing, and appreciating, their work, paid and unpaid.
Oregon’s Umpqua Dunes inspired the desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune.’ VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology

When Frank Herbert sat down in 1963 to start writing ‘Dune,’ he wasn’t thinking about how to leave Earth behind. He was thinking about how to save it.
A book written in Inuktitut. A lack of concrete constitutional guarantees, community credibility and long-term funding has rendered the government’s efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages largely ineffective. (Shutterstock)

Canada should provide Indigenous languages with constitutional protection

Critics have said the government’s efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages are colonial and do not engage with Indigenous Peoples on an equal footing.
People participate in a walk on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people in Saskatoon, Sask., on May 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Transportation equity: First Nation communities urgently need solutions now

Improving the intercommunity mobility of First Nation Peoples is a road to more inclusive and safer futures. This calls for recognizing Indigenous agency and sovereignty when developing solutions.
Unhoused people and supporters protest against police as they prepare to clear homeless encampments in Edmonton on Jan. 9, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Encampment sweeps in Edmonton are yet another example of settler colonialism

Encampment sweeps in Edmonton are a brutal attack on both human and treaty rights, as well as a continuation of the violent removal of Indigenous Peoples from their land.
Newfoundland and Tasmania, Australia, have been described as ‘mirror islands’ with striking linkages. Site of one of the field excursions during the authors’ 12-day exchange to Tasmania, Australia. (Author Provided, Brady Reid)

Flipping Indigenous regional development in Newfoundland upside-down: lessons from Australia

The lessons from Tasmania are clear. Asserting Indigenous rights in Canada can be mutually beneficial for all.
A gathering of Indigenous community members, Knowledge Keepers and Elders, service providers, researchers and non-Indigenous allies met in Toronto to talk about neurodevelopmental disabilities. (Jason Jenkins)

Hearing the voices of Indigenous people with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Although their stories often tell of strengths, struggles and important community contributions, the voices of Indigenous people with neurodevelopmental disabilities often go unheard.

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