Monday, January 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network are pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives include to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada.  The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper reviewed research that explored the intergenerational effects of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system in Canada, in which Indigenous children were forced to live at schools where various forms of neglect and abuse were common. Intergenerational IRS trauma continues to undermine the well-being of today’s Indigenous population.19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The author includes the voices of many Indigenous persons to explore the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Throughout there is an underlying theme of hope.  31 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

March 28, 2019 from 2:30-3:30 pm  in RM LWR 1003 in L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University. Join Emilie Raymond or Universite Laval for this presentation.  To learn more click here.

This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This link includes 3 videos of webinars featuring Dr. Charlotte Loppie that explore anti-Aboriginal racism in Canada, how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policy and strategies exist to combat it. Last reviewed November 2018.

The primary objective of the study described in this article was to apply a frailty index that was validated in the general Canadian older population to describe aging experiences in First Nations populations living on-reserve and in northern communities. The results shared are a key step in documenting the experience of older First Nations people at a national level from a First Nations perspective. 12 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

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