This commentary from Alika Lafontaine discusses the unique impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities.
This web page from the United Nations offers links to statements and declarations calling for the prioritization of the needs of Indigenous peoples around the world in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This article from Richardson and Crawford argues that principles of Indigenous self-determination, leadership and knowledge must be at the forefront of pandemic public health planning. It is rooted in an awareness of Canada’s colonial history and current colonial practices that underpin inequities in the social determinants of health experienced by Indigenous Peoples.
Cracking the nut of health equity: top down and bottom up pressure for action on the social determinants of health
In this classic paper, the author identifies the factors most likely to encourage action on the social determinants of health: leaders who are committed to justice and can work with others through complexity, and citizens who advocate for social environments that allow individuals to make healthy choices.