Skookum Health report: International Journal of Indigenous Health

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The Skookum Health Report has been published in the International Journal of Indigenous Health. The IJIH establishes itself as a place to seek “knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health.” The Journal seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemology.

The Skookum Health report comes out of a year-long partnered research project between Simon Fraser University and the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee. Dr. Lyana Patrick established relationships with SUILC’s Skookum Lab to better understand community health and well-being in Surrey, home to the largest urban Indigenous population in BC.

The report highlights: Health Needs and Priorities, Barriers and Opportunities for Providing Culturally Safe Care in Surrey, Importance of Elders and many more crucial topics regarding health and well-being for Urban Indigenous peoples in Surrey.



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