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Call for Chapter Proposals: Educating Settlers: Indigenous Health Education

 March 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Call for Chapter Proposals: Educating Settlers: Indigenous Health Education

Canadian Scholars is considering publishing a volume that will provide foundational knowledge on Indigenous health specifically for settler educators within health professions education. The editors seek chapter proposals from multiple disciplines that address expected core knowledge requirements (Indigenous defined) of health professions educators who teach Indigenous health from professional competencies to clinical practice. Chapters will serve as primers on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) health as it relates to health care education, practice, policy and research.


 Possible areas for submission include: 

1. Situating current Indigenous health within historical context 

2. Changing leadership to change agents 

3. Equity and social accountability in health profession education 

4. Population specific narratives on health data, collection, interpretation and application 

5. Comparing/contrasting Indigenous concepts of health with bio-medical concepts 

6. Critical race theory within health 

7. Interdisciplinarity and intersectionality of Indigenous health and equity 

8. Indigenous methodologies for research 

9. Collaboration with Indigenous health practitioners and communities 

10. Developing case studies on Indigenous health 

11. Traditional approaches to health care practice 

12. Racism in health care and health professions 

13. Indigenous curriculum development 

14. Anti-racism and critical pedagogies for teaching about Indigenous health 

15. Critiques of cultural based teaching 

16. Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 

17. International comparative/collaborative works-Indigenous health/education global experiences 

Abstracts should clearly demonstrate how the material will serve as a primer to strengthen the current ways in which Indigenous health is represented within health professions education by settler and allied educators. Considerations can include: What do they need to know to begin to teach the topic; how do they need to think about using Indigenous health content in the curriculum development; how to think about engagement with Indigenous scholarship, educators, communities for delivery; how to recognize their limitations on Indigenous health education. 

The co-editors D. Soucy and M. Anderson welcome previously unpublished individual and co-authored proposals and chapters from both established and emerging scholars who identify as Indigenous, including graduate students. 

Expected length of abstract: 200-250 words. 

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2018. 

Expected length of final chapter: 6000- 8000 words. 

Proposed deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019.