Canadian Indigenous people have been described as “ghosts of history,” spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that Indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history
While indigenous populations in Canada have higher risks of health problems, our usual treatments often focus solely on western medical approaches.
Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.
The health of Canada’s indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians – and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups.