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Indigenous Voices and Knowledge Systems – Promoting Planetary Health, Health Equity, and Sustainable Development Now and for Future Generations

2019

Ratima, M., Martin, D., Castleden, H., & Delormier, T.

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Health promotion has, at least in theory, long accepted that humanity and the natural environment are intricately linked. This paper explores the ways in which health promotion, as a discipline, has struggled to make the required shift from Western worldviews that favor reductionist approaches, to (w)hol(e)istic and relational ways that are characteristic of many Indigenous paradigms. It distinguishes Indigenous Health Promotion from current, Western dominated conceptualizations of health promotion, and introduces concepts at the heart of Indigenous peoples’ concerns that drive Indigenous Health Promotion: notably self-determination, land-based learning, decolonization, health equity, environmental sustainability, cultural and linguistic integrity, and resurgence.

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Indigenous Voices and Knowledge Systems – Promoting Planetary Health, Health Equity, and Sustainable Development Now and for Future Generations.

Ratima, M., Martin, D., Castleden, H., & Delormier, T. (2019). Indigenous voices and knowledge systems – promoting planetary health, health equity, and sustainable development now and for future generations. Global Health Promotion, 26(3), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975919838487

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