Health status of Canadian Indians and Inuit - 1990
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Health status of Canadian Indians and Inuit - 1990 by Bernice L. Muir

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Published by Published by the authority of the minister of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Indians of North America -- Canada -- Health and hygiene.,
  • Public health -- Canada.

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Statement[researched and written for Health and Welfare Canada by Bernice L. Muir].
ContributionsCanada. Health and Welfare Canada., Canada. Indian and Northern Health Services. Epidemiology and Community Health Specialties., Canada. Indian and Northern Health Services., Northwest Territories. Dept. of Health.
LC ClassificationsRA449 .M85 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14887620M
ISBN 100662190246

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Epidemiological Studies on the Health Status of Canadian Inuit Infants. First Author Year Location Study Population Description Banerji (10) Oct Iqaluit, Nunavut 42 Inuit infants (under six. provinces and indicated the Aboriginal ancestry of the person - Status Indian, Inuit or Métis. For tuberculosis, the report forms also indicated if the (Status Indian) person resided on or off-reserve (Health Canada, b). 2 Community health nurses are the primary health care providers in most First Nations communities.   Terminology (exonyms and endonymsIn Section 35 of the Constitution Act, , "Aboriginal peoples of Canada" includes the Indian, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Aboriginal peoples is a legal term encompassing all indigenous Canadian groups. Aboriginal peoples has begun to be considered outdated and is slowly being replaced by the term Indigenous peoples.. First Nations . Diseases that may affect First Nations and Inuit communities. Understand the diseases and health conditions First Nations and Inuit are at risk for. Also get facts on programs to help prevent and manage illness. Environmental issues and Indigenous health. Find programs that provide support for health risks caused by environmental factors.

However, in Canada both the First Nation or Indian band and the status of the particular person have been largely determined by the Canadian state. Whereas Native Americans gained U.S. citizenship in , in Canada, status Indians were not legally Canadians, nor could they vote in . Canada - Canada - Native peoples: An estimated , Indians (First Nations) and Inuit were living in what is now Canada when Europeans began to settle there in the 16th century. For the next years the native population declined, largely as a result of European territorial encroachment and the diseases that the settlers brought. However, the native population increased dramatically after. Decision” that Métis and non-status Indian peoples be considered “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Canadian Constitution Act, (CBC News, ). Although the full implications of the Daniels Decision are not yet clear, this decision potentially doubles the number of people considered status Indians under the Indian Act. Indigenous leaders such as Harry Daniels (), former president of the Native Council of Canada, which represented Métis and non-status Indians, began a campaign in Canada and in the United Kingdom (where the vote would be held to patriate the Canadian Constitution) to ensure that Indigenous Peoples would have their inherent Indigenous rights enshrined in the new Constitution.

The history of Inuit relations with the Government of Canada has been a story of negotiation, accommodation and resistance. The relationship has developed around a long conversation of rights recognition and struggle for voice within the Canadian political system. Inuit have made tremendous progress in this, and speak from a position of authority and strength on many issues of concern to them.   The ruling is very much a starting point: it will likely take years for Métis and non-status Indians to access the social programs and services currently granted to status Indians. The position of Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians was created in as a portfolio in the Canadian Cabinet. The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development is officially responsible only for Status Indians and largely with those living on Indian reserves. The new position was created in order provide a liaison. The early s were a politically turbulent time for Canada’s indigenous peoples. What began as one community’s struggle over land rights quickly escalated into nationwide frustration over Canada’s colonial legacy and the environmental, economic, and social marginalization that has transformed the health status of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, the 3 groups that constitute.