Special Inuit Issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health Published

The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) in collaboration with co-publishers, the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments (NASIVVIK), and the former Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), is pleased to announce the release of the final edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH), Volume 9, Issue 2. This final edition of JAH is a Special Issue dedicated to sharing research, community stories and perspectives specific to Inuit health and well-being. It is published in English and Inuktitut syllabics. This Special Issue of the JAH spans diverse topics from Elders’ and seniors’ perspectives on climate change and implications for Inuit health, to the impacts of medical travel on Inuit residents in Nunavut.

This edition celebrates the original mandate and vision of JAH to present evidence-based, peer-reviewed research findings, along with community perspectives and stories on Inuit health realities and initiatives. As the final edition of JAH, this marks the end of a national publication produced by an Aboriginal-governed organization, and its continuation with an exciting new international mandate and focus represented by IJIH and its publisher, the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS).

JAH and now IJIH are available online, free and open-access: http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijih/issue/view/807. Written permission of the publisher is required for any use of Volume 9, Issue 2, other than personal photocopying.

A limited number of print copies are available upon request, they will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. If interested, please send your name and mailing address to nasivvik@gmail.com.


About the JAH Volume 9, Issue 2 Co-Publishers

Inuit Tuttarvingat, NAHO

Inuit Tuttarvingat was one of the three national Aboriginal population-based centres of the NAHO. For 12 years, the Inuit, First Nations and Métis Centres at NAHO worked to raise awareness and advance the cause of Aboriginal health in Canada. NAHO closed in 2012.

Website: www.naho.ca/inuit/.


The Nasivvik Centre, a Centre created in 2002 with a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IAPH), is based at Laval and Trent Universities and is focused exclusively on capacity building and training for research related to environment-health relationships of importance to Inuit communities and populations.  

Website: www.nasivvik.ca.

About the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH)

Following the close of NAHO in 2012, the Journal for Aboriginal Health continues to exist as the International Journal of Indigenous Health with its new publisher the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. This peer-reviewed, online, open-access Journal was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health by bringing knowledge from a diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemologies.

Website: http://uvic.ca/ijih