Margo Greenwood

Margo Greenwood
University of Northern British Columbia · First Nations Studies; Education; National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)

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Rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities on Turtle Island are routinely-as Cree Elder Willie Ermine says-pathologized. Social science and health scholarship, including scholarship by geographers, often constructs Indigenous human and physical geographies as unhealthy, diseased, vulnerable, and undergoing extraction. These constructions a...
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Suggested Citation: Ecological Determinants Group on Education (2018) Ecological Determinants of Health in Public Health Education in Canada: A Scan of Needs, Challenges and Assets. Parkes M.W., Poland, B (Lead Authors); Allison S, Cole, D., Culbert I., de Leeuw S., Gislason M., Hancock T., Howard C., Koropeski, J., La Prairie, A., Greenwood, M., P...
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Beginning in 1994, various national and First Nations initiatives in Canada have increased the availability of child care for Aboriginal children. However, the speed of these initiatives has not allowed time for First Nations communities to define their wishes for the care of their children. This report documents the opinions of First Nations commu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of transformation in the Northern Health region of British Columbia (BC), Canada, based on a new relationship between governments of BC, Canada, and First Nations. Design/methodology/approach – Written from the perspective of four key participants in the transformation process, this pa...
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This article is the first in a series of three to discuss the World Forum Working Group on Children's Rights project, Images of Rights: Children's Perspectives. The project highlights expressions of children's realities through their artwork with the aim of acquiring a better understanding of how children and their caregivers envision and live thei...
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This chapter considers the specific role of young Indigenous peoples within historic colonial and neocolonial efforts of building and maintaining nation-states. Although these efforts have unfolded around the world, theoretical discussions in the chapter are grounded in specific examples from Canada, with some reference to New Zealand (Aotearoa), A...
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Purpose: The incidence of gastroschisis (GS) has increased globally. Maternal age and smoking are risk factors and aboriginal communities may be more commonly affected. Factors leading to this increased incidence are otherwise unclear. We investigate maternal sociodemography, air pollution and personal risk factors comparing mothers of infants wit...
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The health disparities affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada might well be understood as a national epidemic. Although progress has been made in the last decade towards both understanding and ameliorating Indigenous health inequalities, very little research or writing has expanded a social determinants of health framework to account for the unique...
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This chapter considers the specific role of young Indigenous peoples within historic colonial and neocolonial efforts of building and maintaining nation-states. Although these efforts have unfolded around the world, theoretical discussions in the chapter are grounded in specific examples from Canada, with some reference to New Zealand (Aotearoa), A...
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We are unequivocally in favor of much, much, more space opening up for Aboriginal peoples and Indigenous ways of knowing and being in academic (and myriad other) spaces. We are worried, however, about a current lack of published critical engagement with policies and practices that appear, superficially, to support inclusivity and diversity of Indig...
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Health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples persist globally. Northern interior British Columbia, where many Indigenous people live on Indian reserves allocated in the late nineteenth century, is no exception. This article reviews findings from fifty-eight interviews with members of thirteen First Nations communities in Carrier...
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Aboriginal children's well-being is vital to the health and success of our future nations. Addressing persistent and current Aboriginal health inequities requires considering both the contexts in which disparities exist and innovative and culturally appropriate means of rectifying those inequities. The present article contextualizes Aboriginal chil...
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Geographic engagement with Indigenous peoples remains inextricably linked to colonialism. Consequently, studying Indigenous geographies is fraught with ethical and political dilemmas. Participatory and community-based research methods have recently been offered as one solution to address concerns about the politics of gathering, framing, producing,...
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In this article, we discuss findings from a study on indigenous youth’s perspectives on and engagement in health care. We carried out an Internet environmental scan, focus groups, and key informant interviews with urban indigenous youth leaders and front-line indigenous practitioners. We found that youth and practitioners regard the formal health c...
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This chapter argues that the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children, their communities, and ultimately their nations, arises from connection with the land and from cultural strengths linked with this connectivity. We provide critical reflection on contemporary discussions about impacts that climate change will have on the social, ecological, c...
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Available online at: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22894. This paper argues that the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children, their communities, and ultimately their nations, arises from connection with the land and from cultural strengths linked with this connectivity. We provide critical reflection on con...
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Colonial projects in Canada have a long history of violently intervening into the personal lives and social structures of Indigenous peoples. These interventions are associated with elevated rates of addictions and mental health issues among Indigenous peoples. In this paper we employ an indigenized social determinants approach to mental health and...
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This article critically engages the politics of inclusivity by exploring the respective advantages and disadvantages faced by Indigenous peoples as (predominantly non-Indigenous) academic institutions come to recognize the merits of Indigenous knowledges and world views. Written in part from lived and personal experiences, we argue three specific p...
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Public Health Agency of Canada, Aboriginal Head Start Urban and Northern Communities Program
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Written by two authors who have been actively involved in many aspects of the development and unfolding of the Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve (AHSOR) Program, this article documents and details how the program unfolded in British Columbia. The authors also examine the politics, tensions, and ultimate negotiations that took place when communities...
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The premise of this article is that Aboriginal children in Canada cannot be extricated from Canada's colonial and colonizing history, nor can they be disentangled from the current socioeconomic conditions that dictate the everyday realities of Aboriginal people. The authors argue that Aboriginal early childhood is a site of politicized potential fo...
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The series was designed to broaden and deepen understandings of quality care in order for the province of British Columbia to be able to situate its policy, program, and training considerations in some of the most dynamic literatures currently available about the care and development of children.
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In this article we discuss the interconnectivity of Indigenous people, their cultures, and ways of life with the land and the idea that the health and well-being of Indigenous children, their communities, and ultimately their Nations arise from their connection with the land and from a strength of culture that grows from this connectivity. We argue...
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This article examines the intents and rationales of Aboriginal early childhood programs and services in Canada. Specifically, it explores the political and policy contexts in which they were developed, the historic and colonial narratives to which they responded, and the economic and community needs to which they were addressed. The article spans s...
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Integration of programs and services for Aboriginal people (status and non-status Indian, Metis and Inuit peoples) is often regarded as a way for the government to reduce it's funding and in many cases abdicate its fiduciary obligations. While there is a great need for the effective delivery of early childhood services in Aboriginal communities, sa...
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For the past 20 years First Nations leaders of northern British Columbia have been advocating for a Social Work program that would address the unique needs of First Nations communities. This is not surprising given the historical destruction of First Nations families and communities as a result of colonization. Many would argue that current child w...
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A study examined the appropriateness of outcome-based regulation for Aboriginal child care in British Columbia (BC). Interviews were conducted with 15 key informants selected from five BC regions. Focus groups held in four BC regions included Aboriginal leaders, Elders, policy makers, provincial licensing officers, frontline workers, and parents us...
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In the guise of equality, citizenship, integration, and policy change, the door has opened to allow the development of Aboriginal early childhood services in Canada. Recognition of the need for early childhood services specific to Aboriginal people did not become prominent until the mid-1980s. A decade later, services came into being. Little time w...

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