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ISBN (Print) : 978-0-9952089-9-5 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-77368-039-2

Looking for Aboriginal health in legislation and policies, 1970-2008: The policy synthesis project

January 2011

Canada's health system is varied, complex and inconsistent when it comes to serving Aboriginal peoples. This NCCAH report tracks Aboriginal-specific policies and legislation to 2008, providing evidence that Aboriginal health policy in Canada largely remains a patchwork, and highlighting significant gaps and jurisdictional issues. The policy synthesis also documents health-related provisions in self-government agreements and draws attention to emerging opportunities for Aboriginal engagement in shaping health policy, programs and services.

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