As Canadian Health Librarians We Must Now move Ahead on the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action

Dean M Giustini

Abstract


For many years, the most-pressing information issues associated with the delivery of Aboriginal, Inuit and Metis health care in Canada have occupied CHLA/ABSC at our conferences and in our research. However, a turning point was certainly the publication of JCHLA/JABSC’s Aboriginal health information issue in 2014 [1]. In the last three years, we have worked to understand Aboriginal health information by developing publicly-visible collection tools [2], subject guides [3-5], and Aboriginal search filters [6]. Behind the scenes, health librarians have also worked with clinicians to address the challenge of improving Aboriginal health across the country.


Keywords


Aboriginal health information; health librarians; Truth and Reconciliation (TRC)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29173/jchla/jabsc.v38i3.29346

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