Black to the future: making the case for Indigenist health humanities

Chelsea Watego*, Lisa J. Whop, David Singh, Bryan Mukandi, Alissa Macoun, George Newhouse, Ali Drummond, Amy McQuire, Janet Stajic, Helena Kajlich, Mark Brough

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This paper outlines the development of Indigenist Health Humanities as a new and innovative field of research building an intellectual collective capable of bridging the knowledge gap that hinders current efforts to close the gap in Indigenous health inequality. Bringing together health and the humanities through the particularity of Indigenous scholarship, a deeper understanding of the human experience of health will be developed alongside a greater understanding of the enablers to building a transdisciplinary collective of Indigenist researchers. The potential benefits include a more sustainable, relational, and ethical approach to advancing new knowledge, and health outcomes, for Indigenous people in its fullest sense.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8704
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

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  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Indigenist
  • Indigenous
  • Justice
  • Race
  • Sovereignty
  • Transdisciplinarity


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