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The Portal brings together a broad selection of resources from all six of the National Collaborating Centres (NCCs). Search for resources by clicking on NCC, Type, Topic and Core Competency.

Please note: the Portal is not exhaustive and not all resources are indexed by PHAC Core Competency.

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Family violence as a social determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health

This fact sheet explores family violence as a determinant of health for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals, families and communities. It provides an overview of the potential physical health, mental health and social impacts of family violence on individuals across the life span. It also examines the prevalence of various types of family violence, the risk factors that contribute to family violence generally, and the unique context that increases the vulnerability of Indigenous women to family violence specifically.

Addressing family violence in Indigenous communities is a complex issue because of the diverse socio-economic, geographic, political, cultural and historical barriers that operate at the individual, family, community and system levels. The fact sheet then examines barriers that inhibit Indigenous victims of violence from reporting it, prevent them from leaving violent situations, and constrain efforts to effectively reduce family violence within Indigenous communities. The fact sheet concludes by presenting a wide-array of promising approaches for family violence prevention and intervention in these settings. These approaches are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional, targeted at the level of individuals, communities, systems and policy and operating across multiple domains (legal, education, health and social services).

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Oxford Bibliographies: Cultural Safety

This annotated online Oxford Bibliographies, written by NCCAH staff Regine Halseth, Roberta Stout, and Donna Atkinson, aims to enhance understanding of ‘cultural safety’ in health care by providing a brief overview of the most relevant literature in this field, including what cultural safety is and how it differs from other related concepts, methods to enhance learning about cultural safety, and the various health contexts in which it can be applied (policy, practice and research).

DOI: 10.1093/0B0/9780199756797-0192 | Oxford Bibliographies subscription required to access

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Video: Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit - Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health | 12/22/2016 | Aboriginal Health, Children & youth, Indigenous health, Indigenous knowledges, Inuit health Video NCCIH

Based on a dream recounted by Rhoda Karetak, this video depicts her encounter and near burial of a baby girl who is gravely ill. Hearing the cries of the baby, Rhoda turns back and pulls the baby back out of the earth. The child's cries turn to giggles and sunshine replaces the dark skies under which this event occurred. Reflecting on this dream, Rhoda draws parallels between burying the sick baby and burying Inuit culture and wisdom, as well as the urgency to revive Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

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Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: The role of Indigenous knowledge in supporting wellness in Inuit communities in Nunavut

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) is the term used to describe Inuit epistemology or the Indigenous knowledge of the Inuit. The term translates directly as “that which Inuit have always known to be true.” It is the foundation upon which social/emotional, spiritual, cognitive and physical well-being is built. This fact sheet explores the relevance of Inuit traditional knowledge for health and well-being in Inuit communities, and the potential for Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to be used as a foundation for health and wellness policy and programs.

(also available in Inuktitut)

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