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Connection to the Land as a Youth-Identified Social Determinant of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE


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Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Early this year, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health released a body of research that discusses three main themes of Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: the context of young Indigenous children’s lives, the health and well-being of young Indigenous children, and intersectoral interventions for Indigenous child health. The report suggests MORE


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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids to Control Their Anger

Michaeleen Doucleff recently published an article through the NPR based on conversations with Inuit families and researchers like Jean Briggs. Michaeleen found that traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender. The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Instead, they use role MORE


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Play Builds Children

The Children’s Play Policy Forum believes that play is a powerful builder of happy, healthy, capable children. Researchers have found that “play builds resilience and is a significant part of the solution to the crisis in childhood…”  And, the benefits of play extend beyond the child “to families, communities and society.” MORE


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HungerCount 2018

Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount2018 Report includes powerful recommendations to governments including a call to Support the Creation of Standardized, Affordable Early Learning and Childcare Across the Country. Read the full report and four public policy recommendations that would decrease Canadians’ reliance on food banks. In BC, 31% of food bank users were families with MORE


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Oxfam Report on Rise of Global Inequality

A new report from Oxfam found that Canadian billionaires saw a one-year $20 billion increase in their wealth. Over the same period (March 2017 – March 2018) wealth held by the poorest half of Canadians remained the same. The report on global inequality Public Good or Private Wealth, makes recommendations including MORE


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True, Lasting Reconciliation

The Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives – BC Council and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs released the True, Lasting Reconciliation report this week to discuss implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The report challenges politicians, officials, advisors, experts and the public to MORE