Call to Action #22 - Recognizing the Value of Indigenous Healing Practices

6 years after its release, I am finally digging into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action. There are 71 days left in the year and the goal is to read and reflect on at least one call to action daily for the remainder of the year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. May our endeavour together be a catalyst for lasting progress and affect meaningful change in Canada.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOSHUA PAWIS-STECKLEY

Under the Health category, the 22nd Call To Action is:

“22. We call upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers and Elders where requested by Aboriginal patients.”

Indigenous Watchdog Status Update: In Progress

https://indigenouswatchdog.org/call-to-action-22/:

"The federal government response focuses on specific programs and services as opposed to the broader strategy and policy recommendations adopted by national health advocacy organizations: HealthCareCAN, Canadian Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indigenous Health Alliance, Canadian Partners Against Cancer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health."


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- Tallis