Healthy Land, Healthy People Collection

Resources relevant to the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

The Healthy Land, Healthy People Collection is a selective repository of resources that profile connections between land and health for Indigenous peoples, and the importance of these connections to attain the best possible health outcomes for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples living in urban, rural, remote and northern communities across Canada. Health, well-being, and healing are closely tied to land-based experiences, cultural practices, artistic expressions, and Indigenous language use and revitalization. This collection includes specific information around these themes and their relationship to better health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples.

A focus on ‘Healthy Land, Healthy People’ reflects longstanding recognition of the ways that health and well-being of Indigenous peoples are closely connected with the land, and from the strength of culture that grows from this connectivity. The collection includes a wide range of resources that profile initiatives, policies, strategies and action plans that have been undertaken by communities, organizations and various levels of government with an interest or mandate in the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples. It also includes tools, guides and resources aimed at increasing knowledge, awareness, and self-reflection among practitioners on the emerging priorities arising at the interface of land and health, as they related to issues such as chronic disease, food security, climate change and healthy environments, all of which have been identified as growing health concerns by First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

The collection’s focus is primarily on issues and topics that would be of interest to practitioners working in Indigenous communities, public health researchers and policy makers. The resources in this collection can be searched by health topic, subject/keyword, publication type and year published. While all resources in the collection were freely accessible on the Internet when they were included, the NCCIH assumes no responsibility for any links that are broken or changes in free access.


The material included in this collection are, in large part, resources that are external to the NCCIH. They are intended for general information only on an ‘AS IS’ and “as available” basis. Please refer to the NCCIH’s disclaimer on its Privacy Policy.