This important commentary explores how “health scholars” — those who work in education and research roles within academic institutions — actively maintain health inequities. The author identifies five deeply held beliefs (mental models) that prevent transformative change.
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.”
Podcast episode transcript & companion document: Disrupting the status quo in public health (Season 1, Episode 3)
This episode companion document provides a new way to engage with the Mind the Disruption podcast. It includes a written transcript of Season 1, Episode 3 “Disrupting the status quo in public health” with key quotes and related resources to prompt discussion, reflection and action.
This episode companion document provides a new way to engage with the Mind the Disruption podcast. It includes a written transcript of Season 1, Episode 2 “Disrupting Whiteness” with key quotes and related resources to prompt further reflection and exploration.
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.