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Ecohealth and Aboriginal health: A review of common ground

January 2011

The health and well-being of Aboriginal communities is closely linked to a connection with the land. Margot Parkes, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society at the University of Northern BC, identifies potential common ground between the emerging fields of ecohealth and holistic approaches to Aboriginal health. She highlights a new generation of research and practice bridging the “artificial divides” between environmental and social approaches to health, and suggests that building on the strengths of both approaches is “fertile ground that could help foster a future for Aboriginal communities where ecosystems, equity, health and culture can flourish.”

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