At a symposium held at the Public Health 2017 conference, we learned about the concept of lateral kindness — a deliberate attempt by Indigenous communities to counter the lateral violence experienced as a result of colonization in Canada.
Indigenous knowledge translation (KT) is a concept of central importance in public health practice. The recent annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) highlighted many sessions reinforcing that the application, processes, outcomes, assumptions and integrity of research can all be strengthened by thinking about KT from an Indigenous perspective.
The NCCDH worked in partnership to co-host a national CPHA pre-conference session on June 5th, 2017 in Halifax, NS entitled “Public health leadership and capacity: do tools catalyze action?”
St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) are pleased to host Professor Margaret Barry, PhD, from the National University of Ireland Galway for a three week exchange visit May 29 – June 9, 2017.
This blog is part of a blog-series to be published in 2017. The blog is a personal reflection authored by an NCCDH staff member and is focused on what she has learned about racism and being anti-racist through her solidarity with Indigenous people, and how that learning informs and is informed by NCCDH staff work in this area.