CLOSING THE CIRCLE - SPRING 2019

 

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Welcome

 

Miyoskamin. It is spring! As fiddleheads emerge, we see the potential for new growth, for a fresh start towards renewed goals for personal and family health through community engagement. We hope you are able to visit a local community garden, a traditional medicine garden, or have plans to start a garden of your own. As noted in our latest report The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes among First Nations and considerations for prevention, when individuals improve their health knowledge, they become empowered to share that knowledge, growing capacity within the community to tackle other health issues together. Building community continues to be a focus for the NCCIH through participation in new and ongoing collaborations, networking, and hosting events to share our knowledge and knowledge resources on Indigenous public health issues. On behalf of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), I am pleased to welcome both the warmer weather and you to the Spring Newsletter.

 

On March 19 and 20, 2019, the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada hosted a knowledge exchange forum in Winnipeg, MB to explore partnerships and approaches towards eliminating tuberculosis in First Nations communities. The forum brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders to identify barriers to care, determine community and region-specific priorities and best practices, and discuss training and capacity building for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and care for those suffering with tuberculosis.

 

Throughout the winter and spring months, the NCCIH has participated in various events to present our work, share our knowledge resources, and expand our partnerships and collaborations. These include: the Indigenous Community and Institutional Research Reconciliation Meeting (Vancouver, BC, January 22, 2019); Child Rights Academic Network 2019 Symposium (Ottawa, ON, February 8-9, 2019); Early Learning and Child Care Data & Research Conference (Ottawa, ON, February 25, 2019); First Nations Information Governance Centre's National Data Governance Strategy - National Working Summit (Calgary, AB, February 26, 2019); International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (Calgary, AB, March 22-24, 2019); Ontario Public Health Conference (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-29, 2019); 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion (New Zealand, April 7-11, 2019); World Forum on Early Care and Education (China, April 8-11, 2019); 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (New York, USA, April 22-May 3, 2019); CPHA Public Health 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario, April 30-May 2, 2019); COPE North American Seminar (Philadelphia, USA, May 3, 2019); and the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 9-12, 2019).

 

We now posted online all our webinar resources from the past six webinars that occurred between January 2018 through to January 2019. As always, please continue to enjoy and share our knowledge resources with your community and networks, and if you have not already done so, join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram (just launched), Pinterest, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, or ISSUU to participate in updates as they happen! Be sure to visit our website or subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications of newly released NCCIH resources, webinars, podcasts, and our regular quarterly newsletters.

 

In closing, on behalf of all the staff at the NCCIH, I hope you enjoy the warmer spring months ahead.

 

Meegwetch

 

Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader
National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)

 

 

 

NCCIH News

 

 

Same centre - new name - NCCIH!

As of May 30th, 2019, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) will adopt a new name, the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH). The new name will be reflected in all our new publications, along with our website and social media channels.

 

Read the web story

 

 

Be sure to follow us on our new social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, or ISSUU.

 

 


Indigenous Health Researchers Database

The Indigenous Health Researchers Database update is now complete and available as a searchable feature on the NCCIH website. This digital resource is a comprehensive listing of researchers affiliated with a Canadian university and who have a wide range of expertise related to the health of Indigenous peoples.

 

These researchers have undertaken some form of research related to the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis peoples, ranging from one study to a lifetime of work in a particular area. Search the database by keyword or filter by population theme. The database is organized into five population theme categories: Indigenous (general), First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Urban Indigenous.

 

If you would like to be included in the database, provide any updates to your current profile, or present any feedback about the database in general, please email nccih@unbc.ca.

 

Read the web story | Search the database | View the "How-to" document

 

 


Voices from the Field
podcast series update

For easier listening, all eight Voices from the Field podcasts now have individual pages on the NCCIH web site. New podcasts coming in the fall of 2019!

Listen to: Belinda Daniels, Dr. Jaime Cidro, Drs. Richardson and Pennington, mite achimowin, Dr. Lalita Bharadwaj, Dr. Priscilla Settee, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Rick Harp, or Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Bonnie Healy.

 

 

Attended Events

 

Annual Communicable Disease Public Health Conference

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, February 26-28, 2019.


 

8th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (IMICH)

 

Calgary, A;lberta, March 22-24, 2019.
Conference web site link


 

Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC)

 

Toronto, Ontario, March 27-29, 2019.
Conference web site link


 

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum and Health Information Fair

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 1-5, 2019. Conference web site link


 

23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

 

Aotearoa, New Zealand, April 7-11, 2019.
Conference web site link


 

World Forum on Early Care and Education

 

Macao, China, April 8-11, 2019.
Conference web site link


 

18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

 

New York, NY, USA, April 22 - May 3, 2019. Conference web site link

 

 

 

CPHA Public Health 2019

 

Ottawa, Ontario, April 30 - May 2, 2019. Conference web site link


 

COPE North American Seminar 2019

 

Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 3, 2019. Conference web site link


 

28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR)

 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 9-12, 2019. Conference web site link


 

Upcoming Events

 

96th Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) Annual Conference

 

Toronto, Ontario, June 6-9, 2019. Conference web site link

 

 

 
 

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

 

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

 

 

 

New NCCIH Resources

 

At the interface: Indigenous health practitioners and evidence-based practice

 

This paper seeks to enhance understanding about what constitutes evidence, how evidence is accessed, and how Indigenous knowledge is currently being integrated into health practice among Indigenous health practitioners when working with their Indigenous patients.

 

Read the report and web story

 

 

At the interface: Indigenous health practitioners and evidence-based practice

 

 


 

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes among First Nations and considerations for prevention

 

First Nations people carry a disproportionate burden of diabetes in Canada, driven primarily by a rapid increase in Type 2 diabetes, a form of diabetes considered largely preventable. The elevated rates of diabetes are due to the complex interaction of multiple determinants of health, many of which are rooted in colonial processes and structures that have contributed to health inequities, socio-economic disparities and lifestyle risk factors in the development of Type 2 diabetes. This paper provides an overview of diabetes among First Nations and looks at the barriers and facilitators of diabetes prevention interventions within this population.

 

Read the report and web story

 

 

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes among First Nations and considerations for prevention

 

 


 

Fourth National Forum on Indigenous Determinants of Health: "Nakistowinan (Stop In) - Pimicisok (Stock Up) - Kapesik (Stay Over)"

 

A short narrative report, and companion digital video, of the fourth and final NCCAH forum with national Indigenous organizations on the social determinants of Indigenous Peoples' health, held November 28 and 29, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. This forum, "Nakistowinan (Stop In) - Pimicisok (Stock Up) - Kapesik (Stay Over)", focused on the TRC's Calls to Action towards reconciliation and international strides to advance Indigenous rights.

 

Read the web story | Read the proceedings report |
Watch the video

 

 

Fourth National Forum on Indigenous Determinants of Health

 

 


 

Report summary: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

 

This fact sheet summarizes the full report that assesses the current state of progress on the United Nations 15-year Sustainable Development Goals agenda in addressing socio-economic inequities and health disparities for Indigenous people in Canada.

 

Read the summary | Read the full report

 

 

Report summary: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

 

 

Request NCCIH Knowledge Resources

 

Did you know you can request NCCIH publications free of charge? Send your request to us by filling out the "Request this Publication" form found at the bottom of each online publication page, indicate how many copies you'd like, a note about how you will utilize the resource, your name and mailing address. We will do our best to accommodate your request based on our current available printed inventory. If you have multiple publication requests, please use the "Request Publications" text link found in the top right hand corner of the NCCIH web site.

 

Do you have a particular NCCIH publication that you or your organization found to be an excellent resource? If so, we would appreciate you letting us know what it was and how you found it useful, by filling out the "Publication Feedback" form. We welcome your feedback.

 

All NCCIH materials can be reproduced in whole or in part with appropriate attribution and citation. These materials are to be used solely for non-commercial purposes. To measure the impact of these materials, we would appreciate your informing us of their use by filling out the "Publication Use Notification" form, including information about whether you distributed the resource to others, quoted it or cited it.

 

How to use the ISSUU reader and request NCCIH publications

 

The NCCIH responsive web site utilizes a customized responsive PDF reader from the digital content platform ISSUU. Web site visitors can now read, search within, download, and easily share NCCIH knowledge resources without leaving the web site. We have created an overview document to explain the different ISSUU reader tools and provide instructions on how to order single or multiple publications from the NCCIH web site.

 

Read the instructions

 

 


How to use the Indigenous Health Researcher Database

 

We have created an overview document to explain the features of the Indigenous Health Researchers Database.

 

Read the instructions | Browse the database

 

 

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 NCCIH 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 NCCIH or our funder the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

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

 

 

Northern and Indigenous Health and Health Care edited by H. Exner-Pirot, B. Norbye and L. Butler

 
 

Global Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future edited by R. Henry, A. LaVallee, N. Van Styvendale and R. Alexander Innes

 
 

Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships edited by D. McGregor, J.P. Restoule, & R. Johnston

 

 

Under-Served: Health Determinants of Indigenous, Inner-City, and Migrant Populations in Canada by edited by A. Neil Arya & T. Piggott

 
 

There's Something In The Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities by I.R.G. Waldron

 
 

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else): A 60s Scoop Adoptee's Story of Coming Home by Colleen Cardinal

 

 

Braiding Legal Orders: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples edited by J. Borrows, L. Chartrand, O. E. Fitzgerald & R. Schwartz

 
 

Chapter 7: Indigenous Children in the Context of Family and Nationhood by Greenwood, Larstone & Lindsay in Pedagogies for Diverse Contexts

 
 

Oxford Bibliographies: Cultural Safety by R. Halseth, R. Stout & D. Atkinson

 

 

International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ), Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019

 
 

AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 1, March 2019

 
 

Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing (JIW), Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018

 

 

Cultural Survival Quarterly (CSQ) - Hear Our Languages - International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

 
 

First Peoples Child & Family Review - Special Issue: Celebrating 15 Years Of Wisdom, Volume 14, No. 01, 2019

 
 

The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) Newsletter - Spring 2019

 

 

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) May eBlast

 
 

Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) Newsletter, May, 2019

 
 

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society - Spring 2019 Newsletter

 

 

Government of Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health and Wellness Indicators

 
 

Health Canada - Canada's Dietary Guidelines

 
 

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Position Paper - Development and Implementation of the Arctic Policy Framework

 

 
 

Senate Canada - How did we get here? A concise, unvarnished account of the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada

 
 

Women's Earth Alliance, Native Youth Sexual Health Network - Violence on the Land,Violence on Our Bodies: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

 
 

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) - Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

 

 
 

Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut - If you cannot communicate with your patient, your patient is not safe

 
 

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) - Hand in Hand for First Nations Little Ones Activities Booklet

 
 

Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and complex trauma: A resource for educators

 

 

Online Multimedia

 

This section features infographics, interactives, apps or videos that we found interesting or educational. Please note the links provided in the NCCIH 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 NCCIH 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 nccih@unbc.ca with "Multimedia Submission" in the subject line.

 

 

1) Pam Palmater describes the Warrior Life podcast she hosts on the SoundCloud platform as "a lifestyle show for Indigenous peoples that focuses on decolonizing our minds, bodies and spirits and sharing information about how to live a strong, happy, healthy life."

 

2) CBC Radio - "Actor Vinnie Karetak joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the importance of performing traditional Inuit stories in Inuktitut to southern audiences."

 

3) The importance of soccer for youth in Nunavut is the subject of a new short documentary, Playing Through Blizzards: Football In The Arctic, that was filmed in Iqaluit and funded by the Creator Commissions initiative.

 

4) Aluki Kotierk shares the Inuktut language with members of the Canada C3 expedition over three lessons. Lesson one features Aluki with Madeleine Thien, lesson two with Brett Wells, and lesson three with the C3 Youth Ambassador Émile.

 

5) In this award winning video, "Boys of Nunavut", produced by the Movember Foundation, Dr. Michael Jong discusses the "Young Hunters' Program" that connects youth to the land and their culture.

 

6) The Gabriel Dumont Institute developed a dictionary app "Northern Michif To Go", that features over 18,000 translations and audio pronunciations by Northern Michif language expert Vince Ahenakew. A second app, "Michif To Go", features over 11,500 translations and audio pronunciations by Michif language expert Norman Fleury. Both apps are available on Google Play.

 

 

 

The NCCs of NCCPH

 

Read the latest NCCPH newsletter

 

Established in 2005 and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health (NCCPH) work together to promote the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices, programs and policies in Canada.

 

A unique knowledge hub, the NCCs identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and provide the public health system with an array of evidence-based resources, multi-media products, and knowledge translation services.

 

NCCID Collaborative Podcast Series

Released in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)

 

Syphilis infection rates are increasing in Winnipeg, Manitoba and cases of infectious syphilis have more than doubled in 2018. While an ongoing syphilis outbreak in Canada has predominantly affected males who have sex with men, a new trend has also emerged with higher rates among heterosexual people. This shift has resulted in unprecedented cases of congenital syphilis within the province. These infections seem to be associated with inadequate housing and substance use (methamphetamine in particular). It's also known that a disproportionate number of these women are Indigenous.

 

The NCCID spoke to Laverne Gervais and Dr. Marcia Anderson with the organization Ka Ni Kanichihk about the determinants of syphilis transmission in Indigenous women and what public health and primary care providers can do, learn, and work with agencies such as Ka Ni Kanichihk to slow or stop the progression of syphilis among women and in the community. They also spoke to Dr. Jared Bullard about the recent increases in cases of congenital syphilis in Manitoba, the risks infections pose to a fetus, and prevention strategies.

 
 

Laverne Gervais - Exploring the determinants of syphilis in Indigenous women in Winnipeg

 
 

Marcia Anderson - Exploring the determinants of syphilis in Indigenous women in Winnipeg

 
 

Jared Bullard - Congenital syphilis

 

 

Connect with the NCCs

The NCCs are located across Canada, and each focuses on a different public health priority.

 

The six centres are:

 

NCC for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

 
 

NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

 
 

NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), Institut national de sante publique du Quebec (INSPQ), Montreal, Quebec

 

 

NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 
 

NCC for Environmental Health (NCCEH), British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC

 
 

NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario