Introduction to Determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ Health in Canada

By Margo Greenwood, Sarah de Leeuw, Roberta Stout, Roseann Larstone, Julie Sutherland


This critical new volume to the field of health studies offers an introductory overview of the determinants of health for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, while cultivating an understanding of the presence of coloniality in health care and how it determines First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ health and well-being.

The text is broken down into the What, Where, Who, and How, and each part contains a comprehensive and holistic approach to understanding the many factors, historical and contemporary, that are significant in shaping the life and health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and beyond. Comprising wisdoms from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis leaders, knowledge holders, artists, activists, clinicians, health researchers, students, and youth, this book offers practical insights and applied knowledge about combating coloniality and transforming health care systems in Canada.

Compiled by experienced editors associated with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, Introduction to Determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ Health in Canada draws together the work and writings of primarily Indigenous authors, including academics, community leaders, and health care practitioners. This accessible and timely introduction is a vital undergraduate resource, and invaluable for introducing key concepts and ideas to students new to the field.


  • written in accessible, engaging language, with pertinent context for theory, to garner a more thorough understanding of core concepts
  • showcases poetry and visual art by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists
  • contains additional pedagogical features, including questions for critical thought, a glossary of terms, figures, charts, tables, and comprehensive part introductions


$81.95 (PRINT)
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6.75" x 9.75”

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