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Commentary: Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities –

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2018111 Views

It is no secret there are stark differences between the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada and their non-Indigenous counterparts.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples fare more poorly than the average Canadian on virtually every measurable health indicator including infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child health issues, chronic diseases and the incidence of illness and injury.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action appeal to the health sector. They call for the federal government to publish annual progress reports on its attempts to measure and address this unacceptable gap.

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