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Indigenous Health and Well-being Guide

November 18, 2019

Morning Star

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Indigenous peoples have long suffered from the effects of colonization in regards to their health care and ways of living.  An integral focus of Indigenous healing and wellness is through the balance of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a being.  This guide is an amazing compilation of health and wellness resources including chronic disease, mental health and substance abuse resources, nutrition and food security, suicide and clean drinking water.  This guide is for you if you are a student in the Health Care professions or wanting to explore the seven health-related recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.



  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – the  INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING guide is in the Indigenous Education section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.