Is Indigenous Nation Building capable of strengthening and improving Indigenous holistic health outcomes: Retelling the Right to Health

Mark McMillan, Faye McMillan, Sophie Rigney

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Abstract

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has declared that Indigenous peoples and populations inherently possess a right to health. Such a right does not merely exist with reference to physical health. The General Assembly of the United Nations when adopting the UNDRIP requires the meaning of "health" to be expansive and also be characterised as a collective right. This article will provide a particular framework for understanding the right to health for Indigenous peoples as a collective right, which exists in a symbiotic relationship with the rights to greater self-determination and governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Northern Studies
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Indigenous health
  • self-determination
  • Indigenous nation building
  • Indigenous governance
  • UNDRIP

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