Guest Editors: Dr. Heather Castleden  Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Debbie Martin Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, Dalhousie University, Canada. Dr. Mihi Ratima Director, Taumata Associates, New Zealand.

As part of a project developed in collaboration with, and supported by, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) will develop, publish and broadly disseminate a Supplement Issue of its Journal Global Health Promotion (GHP) on Indigenous Health Promotion.

While the link between healthy lands and healthy people has been known, embodied, and taught in Indigenous contexts for hundreds of generations, the arrival of the European settler population (1600s onward) in the Americas from Turtle Island (North America) through Central and South America, Australia, and  Aotearoa /New Zealand (and elsewhere) brought about rapid deterioration in the health status of Indigenous peoples due in large part to environmental dispossession and colonial/racist policies and practices. In spite of this, Indigenous peoples remain resilient, hopeful, and strong in their efforts to reclaim, protect, and heal their relationships to the land, however different those relationships may look today across different jurisdictions. With this in mind, we are pleased to solicit scholarly original papers under the theme of “Whenua Ora: Healthy Lands, Healthy Peoples” to form the contents of this Supplement issue.

Publication and dissemination to coincide with the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion which will take place in Rotorua, Aotearoa /New-Zealand, on April 7-11, 2019.

To learn more about this supplement issue and how to submit an abstract, click here to read the full call.

Submission deadline20 March 2018
Acceptance deadline: 10 April 2018
Online submission of full article: By 1 July 2018
Publication: March 2019