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What we heard: Indigenous peoples and COVID-19

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This report from the Public Health Agency of Canada summarizes learnings from a series of engagement sessions with Indigenous community members about community-based responses to the pandemic.

Key themes include the following:

  • Sovereignty
  • Kinship
  • Tradition
  • Healthcare
  • Supporting elders
  • Youth
  • Food security
  • Historical trauma
  • Infrastructure
  • Racism


Authors describe a cultural safety continuum designed to provide guidance going forward to address structural inequalities. 



Mashford-Pringle, A., Skura, C., Stutz, S., Yohathasan, T. & Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health. (2021). What we heard: Indigenous peoples and COVID-19.


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