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Towards untying colonial knots in Canadian health systems: A net metaphor for settler-colonialism

This article employs the metaphor that settler colonialism functions as a net with innumerable “colonial knots” that Indigenous Peoples in Canada are trapped within and that prevent them from being able to exercise self-determination and sovereignty. The authors propose that the work of health leaders to dismantle Indigenous-specific racism, White supremacy and settler colonialism requires dedicated, everyday efforts to “untie colonial knots.”

Future Search: Action for Disrupting White Supremacy and Racism in Public Health Systems Workshop Report

This report captures the ideas, knowledge, and expertise of key actors from across Canada’s public health systems who – moving beyond anti-racist training - participated in a workshop to identify concrete actions to disrupt White supremacy and racism in public health systems. This resource can be used by others to inspire action to dismantle White supremacy and racism in public health systems in this land now known as Canada.