Vol 5 Issue 2

Volume 5, Issue 2 – First Nations Communities in Crisis

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With the support of the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) commissioned a series of multi-disciplinary research papers that explore various dimensions of First Nation crisis. This edition of the … Continue reading

Cultural Safety – Exploring the Applicability of the Concept of Cultural Safety to Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness

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Simon Brascoupé, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University Catherine Waters, BA, MA Abstract The goal of the research paper is to explore both the concept of cultural safety and its practical implications for policies and programs designed to improve … Continue reading

Colonialism and State Dependency

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Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, PhD, School of Indigeous Governance, University of Victoria Abstract This paper conceptualizes colonialism from an indigenous perspective and analyses the effects of colonization on First Nations, with particular focus on explaining the fundamental roots of the psychophysical … Continue reading

Understanding the Impact of Self-Determination on Communities in Crisis

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Kiera L. Ladner, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Politics & Governance, University of Manitoba Abstract Canada is struggling to recast its relationship with Aboriginal peoples in response to massive disparities, mounting resentment, and emerging political realities. The interplay of … Continue reading

First Nations Communities at Risk And in Crisis: Justice and Security

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Wanda D. McCaslin, LL.B, LL.M (Candidate) University of Saskatchewan Yvonne Boyer, LL.B, LL.M, LL.D (Candidate) University of Ottawa Abstract This paper argues that colonialism is far too often overlooked or dismissed in designing security and justice remedies in First Nation … Continue reading