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Challenges in health equity for Indigenous peoples in Canada

February 2018

Challenges in health equity for Indigenous peoples in Canada
Challenges in health equity for
Indigenous peoples in Canada

In their commentary on two papers in the Lancet’s Series on Canada, authors Greenwood, de Leeuw and Lindsay draw attention to the persistent health inequities experienced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, despite Canada’s commitment to addressing health equity both domestically, through its universal healthcare system, and internationally. These inequities are rooted not only in historical and contemporary colonialism, colonial policies and legislation, but are also perpetuated by unique barriers to accessing healthcare.

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