Lifetime Risk of Diabetes Among First Nations and non-First Nations People, 6 pages, Last reviewed December, 2018
This article describes a population-based cohort study investigating the lifetime risk of diabetes in a cohort of 70,631 First Nations persons and 7,732,214 non-First Nations peoples aged 18 years and older in Alberta, Canada. Differences were observed between genders and between geographies. The authors conclude that the observed probabilities suggest that over a quarter of all First Nations men and women will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
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.