Milestones reached in Indigenous Health Initiative – McMaster Daily News

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April 12, 2018

Important milestones are being reached in the development of the Indigenous Health Initiative of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

The comprehensive project aims to address systemic barriers in health sciences education for Indigenous learners, as well as educate faculty and administrators regarding Indigenous health.

It also focuses on collaboration with both internal and external partners to better integrate Indigenous knowledge and issues into educational and research programs within the Faculty.

The initiative is informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which identified Indigenous health inequity in Canada and its link to the overall impact of colonization and government assimilative policy.

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