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Moving Aboriginal health forward : discarding Canada's legal barriers / Yvonne Boyer.

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Robertson Library KE7722.H4B69 2014 37348007298912 STACKS Available -
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Health and hygiene > Law and legislation > Canada.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Medical care > Law and legislation.
Indigenous peoples > Legal status, laws, etc. > Canada.
Native peoples > Health and hygiene > Law and legislation > Canada.
Native peoples > Medical care > Law and legislation > Canada.
Native peoples > Legal status, laws, etc. > Canada.

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  • ISBN: 9781895830798
  • ISBN: 1895830796
  • Physical Description: 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : Purich Publishing Limited, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-213) and index.
Partial Contents Note: Health Determinants -- Aboriginal Society and Good Health -- Historical Health Influences -- The Law is a Determinant of Health -- Aboriginal and Treaty Rights to Health -- Reconciliation of Aboriginal Health Care and Healing Practices.
Summary: "Continuing the theme of social determinants of health, this book is an historical examination of Canadian legal regimes and the negative impact they have had on the health of Aboriginal peoples. Everything from the early ban on traditional practices to the constitutional division of powers is examined (including who is responsible for off-reserve Indians under the Constitution). The author argues there is a clear connection between the health of individuals and the legal regime under which they live, and that our legal regime is one of the determinants of health. She contrasts the state of Aboriginal health in pre-contact days with their health today. The book provides comprehensive reviews of both health statistical data, historical practices aimed at Aboriginal peoples, and an analysis of legal principles that have developed in Canadian law as it applies to Aboriginal peoples. It outlines how commitments made by treaty and Supreme Court of Canada rulings on Aboriginal rights, the duty to consult, and the special constitutional status of Aboriginal peoples can be used to advance the health of Aboriginal peoples. The book concludes with a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society."-- Publisher description.

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