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October 09, 2013

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International journal to advance Indigenous health

A new international journal on Indigenous health based at the University of Victoria will provide a source of peer-reviewed and culturally relevant knowledge for improving lives in Canada and other countries.

The International Journal of Indigenous Health, launched online Oct. 1, is published by the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS), a national network of researchers and community partners hosted by the UVic Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR).

It is the only international indigenous journal specifically focused on health.

“The health issues faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada are relevant to those faced by Indigenous people around the world. We have similar colonial histories that have shaped our health,” says Dr. Charlotte Reading, CAHR director and the journal’s editor.

The publication continues the work of the former Journal of Aboriginal Health, which was published by the National Aboriginal Health Organization until it closed in 2012. The rights were transferred to the AHRNetS which has broadened the scope with a focus on bringing together diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies and culturally diverse voices from around the world.

The online launch was accompanied by an international call for papers. More information about the journal is at uvic.ca/ijih


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