Health (Calls 18-24)

The University of Winnipeg acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. These lands are the heartland of the Métis people.

We are committed to implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action


Programs and initiatives

Some of the programs and initiatives that members of The University of Winnipeg community have undertaken related to Calls to Action 18-24: Health are:

CIHR supports research into history and impact of Indigenous TB. Dr. Mary Jane McCallum and Dr. Erin Millions are creating space for collaborative knowledge-sharing to educate health care professionals and the public about Indigenous health history in Manitoba while working to understand Indigenous experiences of TB through historic photographs. Connect to the project on Instagram (@TBPhotoProject), Twitter (@TBPhotoProject), and Facebook (@TBPhotoProject). (Call 18, 22

Urban Indigenous doula project receives CIHR funding in 2017 and in 2020. This innovative partnership project addresses the need for an Indigenous doula service to support urban Indigenous women throughout their pregnancies. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Weweni Lecture series events include Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in times of pandemic with Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Dr. Winona Wheeler on September 23, 2020, First Peoples, Second Class Care: “The most dangerous form of racism is unintentional racism from health practitioners” with Dr. Janet Smylie on February 3, 2016. (Call 22, 23.iii)


Publications

Anderson, K. & Cidro, J. (2020). Because We Love our Communities: Indigenous Women Talk about their Experiences as Community Based Health ResearchersJournal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 24(2), 3-17. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Anderson, Kim and Cidro, Jaime. "Decades of Doing: Indigenous Women Academics Reflect on the Practices of Community-based Health Research" (2019). (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Bach, R., & Frohlick, S. (2020). Canada’s forced birth travel: Towards feminist indigenous reproductive mobilitiesMobilities, 15(2), 173-187. Special Issue on Reproductive Mobilities. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Doenmez, C., Phanlouvong, A., & Fontaine, A. (2018). Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in ManitobaFrontiers in Women’s Health3(4), 1-8. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., McCallum, M., Fontaine, L., McNab, W., & Stout, R. (2021). Indigenous Mothers and COVID-19. In A. O’Reilly & F. Green (Eds.), Mothers, Mothering and COVID-19: Dispatches from a Pandemic. Toronto: Demeter Press. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, Jaime and Hayward, Ashley. Indigenous Birth as Ceremony and a Human Right. Volume 23/1, June 2021, 213-224. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Sinclair, S. Delaronde, S., & Star, L. (2020). Restoring Ceremony as the Methodological Approach in Indigenous Research: The Indigenous Doula Project. In E. Sumida & N. Martin (Eds.), Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies: Local Solutions and Global Opportunities (pp. 102-120). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J. & Martens, T. (2016). Traditional Foods Skills as a Pathway to Urban Indigenous Food Sovereignty. In T. Falkenberg & F. Deer (Eds.), Indigenous Perspectives on Education for Well-Being in Canada (pp. 41-58). Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J. (2016). Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: Bill C-31 and the Impact on First Nations Women. In K. Burnett & G. Read (Eds.), Aboriginal History: A Reader (pp. 228-243)Toronto: Oxford University Press. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J. & Martens, T. (2015). Eating Indigenous in the City: The Limited Scope of Food Sovereignty for Indigenous People in Urban Contexts. International Journal on Biodiversity Watch. Fall/Winter Issue, 53-64. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Zahayko, L., Lawrence, H. P., Folster, S., McGregor, M., & McKay, K. (2015). Breast Feeding Practices as Cultural Interventions for Early Childhood Caries in Cree CommunitiesBMC Oral Health15(1), 49-61. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Matiasek, M., Craig, T., Dhillon, M., & Zahayko, L. (2015). Exploring the Purchasing Experience of Cross-Cultural Consumers in Northern Remote, Rural Communities: Thompson, ManitobaJournal of Rural and Community Development9(4), 1-17. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Suleman, S., Leslie, K., Amaria, K., Hartman, B., Thompson, G., Freeman, J. Bismila, Z., Bismila, V., Moore, E., Alebraheem, Z., & Kaufman, M. (2014). Adolescent Health and Nutrition in US and Canada: An Overview of Determinants and IssuesNestle Nutrition Workshop Series80, 27-48. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Adekunle, B., Peters, E., & Martens, T. (2015). Beyond Food Security: Understanding Access to Cultural Food for Urban Indigenous People in Winnipeg as Indigenous Food SovereigntyCanadian Journal of Urban Research24(1), 24-43. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Cidro, J., Zahayko, L., Lawrence, H., McGregor, M., & McKay, K. (2014). Traditional and Cultural Approaches to Childrearing: Preventing Early Childhood Caries in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba. Rural and Remote Health, 14(4), 1-11. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Fontaine, Lorena Sekwan, et al (2019) Listening to First Nations Women’s Expressions of Heart Health: Mite Achimowin Digital Storytelling Study, International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78:1, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2019.1630233 1- 10.(Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Hayward, A., Cidro, J., & Roulette, C. (2020). Identifying the gaps: A scoping review of urban Indigenous health and wellness studies in Manitoba and SaskatchewanCanadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), 29(2), 32-54. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Hayward, A., Cidro, J., Dutton, R., & Passey, K. (2020). A Systematic Review of Health and Wellness Studies Involving the Inuit Population of Manitoba and NunavutInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health, 79(1), 1779524. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Lawrence, H. P., Cidro, J., Isaac-Mann, S., Peressini, S., Maar, M., Schroth, R. J., & Jamieson, L. (2016). Racism and Oral Health Outcomes Among Pregnant Canadian Aboriginal Women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved27(1), 178-206. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

McCallum, Mary Jane, Perry, and Perry, Adele. Structures of Indifference: A Life and Death in a Canadian City (2018). (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

McCallum, M. MA thesis To Make Good Canadians: Girl Guiding in Indian Residential Schools.  (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Phillips-Beck, Wanda; Sinclair, Stephanie; Campbell, R; Star, Leona; CidroJaime; Wicklow, Brandy; Guillemette, Laetitia; Morris, Margaret I; and McGavock, Jon M. "Early Life Origins of Disparities in Chronic Diseases among Indigenous Youth: Pathways to recovering health disparities from intergenerational trauma" (2019). (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

Tait Neufeld, H., & Cidro, J. (Eds.). (2017). Indigenous Experiences of Birthing and Pregnancy. Bradford: Demeter Press. (Calls 18, 19, 20, 22, 23.i, 23.ii, 23.iii

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