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Dreaming Healthy Nations

Dreaming Healthy Nations: Indigenous knowledge can save Canadian education

Indigenous education is radically shifting across the country, and quickly. Instead of crumbs, Indigenous peoples are determined to deliver to their children what the treaties promised — an education that honours their future. To deliver an education parallel with  the rest of Canada. read more
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Dreaming Healthy Nations: Elect a partnership

"Why are native peoples struggling?" It's a short, simple question, usually asked with deep and sincere looks of confusion. read more
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Dreaming Healthy Nations: Basic income as an Indigenous value

After being elected to the students' union for the first time, nohta (my father) told me, "Okimawak (chiefs) didn't used to have very much for themselves — they would give away most of what they had to those who needed it." In nehiyaw (Cree) culture, those who accepted the responsibility... read more
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Dreaming Healthy Nations: Closing the gap

This spring I drove up five hours to visit friends in a Northern Saskatchewan Métis community. The crosses that mark the side of the highway, more frequent the further north I go, remind me that these small communities have suffered too much loss the past winter. But I don’t see... read more
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Dreaming Healthy Nations: Aboriginal status as a determinant of health

“I wonder how we can reconcile when the majority of Canadians do not understand the historic or contemporary injustice of dispossession and occupation”       -  Leanne Simpson In the spirit of building healthier relationships, here's the second feature in a new series of articles for Upstream by Max... read more
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Dreaming Healthy Nations: Indigenous stories & the social determinants of health

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report today. This landmark document demonstrates the myriad ways in which the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples were damaged by Canada's residential school policies. In the spirit of building healthier relationships, we're releasing the first in a new series of articles... read more
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