Indigenous health and cultural resources

Informative and educational resources on Indigenous health and culture, including examples of statements acknowledging treaty territory and traditional lands in Alberta (to assist in preparing for meetings, speaking points, etc.) Resource sources include First Nations and Indigenous organizations and representatives, government agencies and academia.

Health

The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre

Alberta Health Services

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

Government of Canada

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website. A shared vision held by those affected by Indian residential schools was to create a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of their experiences were honoured and kept safe for future generations.

Resources for Indigenous Peoples (Edmonton based) – November 2018

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

University of Ottawa - Society, the Individual and Medicine

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine).

Culture

  • Resources from AMA Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (staff) - January 2019 (source: Brenda Reynolds, training facilitator)
    This comprehensive list of resources includes links to reports, statements and a video addressing:
    • the history of residential schools in Canada;
    • Indian hospitals; and
    • the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report
  • Examples of statements acknowledging treaty territory and traditional lands in Alberta (pdf)
    To aid AMA members and staff in preparing for meetings and gatherings, or drafting speaking points, we have provided the following examples of statements acknowledging treaty territory and traditional lands suitable for each of Alberta’s three numbered treaties and Métis audiences. This document includes links to supplemental resources including maps and information pertaining to Alberta’s numbered treaties.

Resources for medical students/resident physicians

  • Learning Resources (source: University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)
    We are pleased to provide resources to support and guide your learning in the following foundational areas:
    • First Nation, Inuit and Métis: Identity and Population Demography 
    • Treaties, Treaty Rights, and International Rights; and 
    • Post-Confederation Settlement: Legislation and Policy
  • Indigenous Health: For Brian Sinclair (source: University of Manitoba)
    • First Nations, Metis and Inuit health information

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