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Volume 1, Issue 1 – Governance of Aboriginal Health

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Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health. In early development almost three years ago, guided by the original consultation reports about the role of a national Aboriginal health institute, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) became … Continue reading

Introduction

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The Journal of Aboriginal Health will share success stories in Aboriginal health, discuss issues and opportunities, and provide the latest information and research of interest to First Nation, Inuit and Métis Peoples. It will publish in-depth analysis of health research … Continue reading

Editorial

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The concept of health governance has substantial implications for Aboriginal health along several dimensions. In this issue, we consider health governance to refer to the extent that individuals or communities have control over the conditions that impact their health. There … Continue reading

Governed by Contracts: The Development of Indigenous Primary Health Services in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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Josée G. Lavoie, PhD Candidate London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Health Policy Unit Abstract This paper is concerned with the emergence of Indigenous primary health care organizations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Canada, the adoption of … Continue reading

Aboriginal Health Systems in Canada: Nine Case Studies

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Laurel Lemchuk-Favel M.H.A. FAVCOM Richard Jock, B.A., M.Ed. National Aboriginal Health Organization Abstract This paper investigates Aboriginal health systems in Canada, in urban and rural First Nations communities, Inuit communities and Métis Settlements. A summary of the primary strengths and … Continue reading

Clearing the Path for Community Health Empowerment: Integrating Health Care Services at an Aboriginal Health Access Centre in Rural North Central Ontario

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Marion Maar – B.SC., M.A., Ph.D. Candidate Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator Noojmowin Teg Health Centre and Department of Anthropology, McMaster University Abstract The article provides a critical examination of the rewards and challenges faced by communitybased Aboriginal health organizations to … Continue reading

The Politics of Trust and Participation: A Case Study in Developing First Nations and University Capacity to Build Health Information Systems in a First Nations Context

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Brenda Elias, MA, University of Manitoba, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research John O’Neil, PhD, University of Manitoba, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research Doreen Sanderson, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Abstract Recent success of First Nations involvement in health information management is … Continue reading

Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP) or Self-Determination Applied to Research: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary First Nations Research and Some Options for First Nations Communities

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Brian Schnarch First Nations Centre National Aboriginal Health Organization Abstract The principles of ownership, control, access and possession (OCAP) crystallize themes long advocated by First Nations in Canada. Coined by the Steering Committee of the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health … Continue reading

Ethics of Aboriginal Research

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By Marlene Brant Castellano Abstract This paper proposes a set of principles to assist in developing ethical codes for the conduct of research within the Aboriginal community or with external partners. It places the discussion of research ethics in the … Continue reading