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Welcome

 

Welcome to the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health's winter newsletter! As the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) is wrapping up, and an International Decade of Indigenous Languages is announced to begin in 2022, we are reflecting on the various projects and activities we have accomplished in the last year. In celebration of @IYIL2019, language advocates Dr. Lorena Fontaine and Ms. Aluki Kotierk provided an overview of the current state of Indigenous languages in Canada in the NCCIH webinar, Indigenous Languages. IYIL2019 is another step forward to revitalizing, preserving and promoting Indigenous languages. Additional resources and projects for #IYIL2019 can be found on the National Research Council Canada website.

 

Throughout the fall and winter 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 Annual Child Health Research Days (Winnipeg, MB, October 24, 2019); the 2019 First Nations Health Managers Association National Conference (Montreal, QC, November 5-7, 2019); and the 7th Annual Indigenous Research Symposium (Winnipeg, MB, January 23-24, 2020.

 

On February 11, 2020, the NCCIH will be hosting the webinar, At the interface: Indigenous health practitioners and evidence based practice. With a growing acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous knowledges and traditional practices to the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous health practitioners have increased their efforts to integrate Indigenous and Western systems into their health care practices and policies. This webinar will highlight findings from the NCCIH's new publication, At the interface: Indigenous health practitioners and evidence-based practice. Co-authors Dr. Kim van der Woerd and Kylee Swift will summarize key research and policy findings of this publication, while Dr. Bernice Downey will discuss the unique issues related to health practice that accompany working between, and within, these two worlds. Register for the webinar.

 

If you are interested in knowing about all of our publications, please see the 2019 Resources Booklet. Be sure to visit our website or subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications of newly released NCCIH resources, upcoming webinars and our regular seasonal newsletters. Please 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, Pinterest, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, or ISSUU to participate in updates as they happen.

 

On behalf of all the staff at the NCCIH, I wish you and your loved ones' a healthy winter season and a happy new year!

 

Meegwetch

 

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

 

 

 

NCCIH News

NCCIH Webinar

Join us on February 11th for the NCCIH webinar "At the interface: Indigenous health practitioners and evidence based practice" presented by Dr. Bernice Downey, Dr. Kim van der Woerd and Kylee Swift.

 

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Indigenous Health Researchers Database

The Indigenous Health Researchers Database is a searchable feature on the NCCIH website. There are currently 382 researchers with 2,382 publications listed. However, we would like to see that number grow to 500 researchers listed by the end of 2020. To request edits to an author's entry, or to request to be added to the database, please complete the online form.

 
 


Indigenous Health Links Database

The Indigenous Health Links Database is a searchable feature on the NCCIH website. The database currently has 125 listings. To request edits to an entry, or to be included in the database, please fill out the online form.

 
 

Attended Events

Upcoming Events

 

The 9th Annual FNHMA National Conference

 

Montreal, Quebec, November 5-7, 2019. Conference web site link


 

JASP 2019

 

Montreal, Quebec, November 27-29, 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.

 

 

 
 

7th Annual Indigenous Research Symposium

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jan 23-24, 2020. Conference web site link


 

Early Years Conference

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Jan 30-Feb 1, 2020. Conference web site link


 

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)

 

Toronto, Ontario, March 25-27, 2020. Conference web site link

 

 

 

New NCCIH Resources

 

Indigenous Peoples' Access to Health Services - overcoming barriers to support wise practices

 

The webinar resources for "Indigenous Peoples' Access to Health Services - overcoming barriers to support wise practices" (held October 29, 2019), with presenter Dr. Lisa Richardson, are now available online.

 

Download the webinar resources
Watch on YouTube | Listen on SoundCloud

 

 

Indigenous Peoples' Access to Health Services - overcoming barriers to support wise practices

 

 


 

Crystal Meth: Developing respectful approaches and solutions for Indigenous health

 

The webinar resources for "Crystal Meth: Developing respectful approaches and solutions for Indigenous health" (held September 18, 2019), with presenters Dr. Carol Hopkins and Dr. Marcia Anderson, are now available online.

 

Download the webinar resources
Watch on YouTube | Listen on SoundCloud

 

 

Crystal Meth: Developing respectful approaches and solutions for Indigenous health

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Government of Canada - The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019

 
 

Statistics Canada - The Daily - 14 publications released in 2019

 
 

United Nations - Adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and the right to non-discrimination in this context

 

 

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health

 
 

FNHA - First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3 (2015-17): Provincial Report

 
 

Promoting Indigenous women's heart health: lessons from gatherings with Elders and Knowledge-Holders

 

 

Indigenous Health Northern Health - Culturally respectful relationships: Some terms and issues

 
 

Indigenous Health Northern Health - Care in Crisis: 8 things to remember when supporting families with Indigenous backgrounds

 
 

'Setting Up a Solid Foundation': Exploring the Capacity of Indigenous Not-for-Profit Early Learning and Child Care Programs in British Columbia - A Summary Report

 

 

First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study: Summary of key findings for eight Assembly of First Nations regions 2008-2018

 
 

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) eBlast

 
 

Nibi's Water Song by by Sunshine Tenasco, illustrated by Chief Lady Bird

 

 

Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) Newsletter January 2020

 
 

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) E-News January 2020

 
 

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society - Winter 2019 Newsletter

 

 

The National Indigenous Diabetes Association (NIDA) Newsletter - Winter 2019

 
 

Inuktitut - Issue 126

 
 

Cultural Survival Quarterly (CSQ) 43-4 Indigenizing Love

 

 

Tusaayaksat Magazine Fall 2019

 
 

The Northern Review December 2019

 
 

International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) - Vol 14, No 2, 2019, Growing Roots of Indigenous Wellbeing

 

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) Stoney Language Dictionary App - The Stoney Language Dictionary aims to bring the Stoney language into the modern age. Working closely with the Elders of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, the dictionary contains thousands of words and is continually being updated with new words and definitions to help preserve the Stoney language and pass it on to the younger generations.

 

2) First Peoples' Heritage Language and Culture Council - The Ktunaxa Language App - a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com.

 

3) CBC launches its 1st Cree language podcast, Wiih'the - Each episode will feature Cree words about the weather, seasons, and other stories. There are currently two episodes available, Weather and Names.

 

 

 

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.

 

Registration for TOPHC 2020 is now open!

This coming March will see public health professionals from across Ontario meet and share their knowledge and experiences. Delegates will explore how strategy, leadership and practice can align to advance priorities in the public health sector and beyond. TOPHC 2020 takes place at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto, from March 25 -27, 2020.

 

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