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Oppression and the Health of Indigenous Peoples

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This chapter explores how systemic colonial and racial violence, oppression, and stress have impacted the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples.

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Marie Battiste

Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.