First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Racism and colonization are intertwined and together deeply impact the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

This paper was prepared for Wellesley Institute by Dr. Billie Allan and Dr. Janet Smylie of Well Living House  to explore the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Well Living House is an action research centre founded to develop and share knowledge and practices that promote the health and well-being of Indigenous infants, children and their families.

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Read a related press release from St. Michael’s Hospital here.

About the Authors

Dr. Billie Allan, Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, Well Living House, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Janet Smylie, Director and CIHR Applied Public Health Research Chair, Well Living House. Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute,
St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

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