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How’d We Get Here from There? American Indians and Aboriginal Peoples of Canada Health Policy

 

 

Abstract

 

American Indians and Aboriginal peoples in Canada have struggled through similar historical experiences, which were formulated to assimilate or eradicate them from the “new world.” Socio-political events have had far-reaching effects on Indigenous physical and mental health. This paper provides a review of Indigenous history of health in the United States and Canada. The future of Indigenous health is dependent on understanding the past.

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