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Call For Abstracts — Journal of Aboriginal Health, Vol. 5.

Aboriginal traditional health and healing practices for the Journal of Aboriginal Health, Vol. 5.

The Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH) is the only peer-reviewed journal in the world focusing on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada. Since its inception in 2004, it has become one of the pre-eminent journals in Canada on the health of Aboriginal Peoples.

This is a call for abstracts for papers in the area of Aboriginal traditional health and healing practices for the Journal of Aboriginal Health, Volume 5. Please submit an abstract of 250 words maximum for papers to be considered for publication in Volume 5.

– The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2007.
– Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to: [email protected]
– Abstracts may also be faxed to (613) 237-1810 (please write “Attention Managing Editor” on the fax).Submitted abstracts should enhance considerations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis traditional medicines, health and healing practices from a variety of writers, including academics and scholars, students, community health professionals, traditional healers, and community members.

Contributions are encouraged from Aboriginal community-based practitioners and/or researchers whose work may involve innovative or traditional approaches to Aboriginal traditional medicine, health and healing practices.

Aboriginal traditional knowledge and traditional healing practices broad themes include, but are not limited to:

– Physical, mental, social, environmental, economic, emotional and/or spiritual health related to Aboriginal traditional medicine, health and healing practices.
– Traditional approaches to health and well-being.
– International models of traditional healing practices.
– Interdisciplinary approaches to traditional health and healing.
– Traditional medicine: protection, appropriation and economies.
– Traditional ecological knowledge and traditional medicines, health and healing.
– Writing the sacred: Intellectual property rights and traditional/Indigenous knowledge.
– Access, delivery and/or barriers to traditional medicines or health and healing practices.
– Identity and/or culture.
– Impacts of colonization and/or racism on Aboriginal traditional medicines, health and healing practices.
– Determinants of health and its relationship to traditional medicine, health and healing.

Successful submission will result in an invitation to submit an original, unpublished paper for a blind peer review by both academic and community reviewers. Papers submitted must conform to the JAH’s writing, terminology and style guidelines. Any papers submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will automatically be rejected. Copies of the guidelines can be found here.

The JAH is a publication of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO). Incorporated in 2000, NAHO works to influence and advance the health and well-being of all Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by engaging in knowledge-based activities, including research, knowledge translation and community involvement.

Journal of Aboriginal Health
National Aboriginal Health Organization
220 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9
Toll Free: 1-877-602-4445 / Managing Editor: (613) 237-9462 ext: 520
Fax: (613) 233-1810
Email: [email protected]

Only successful authors will be notified.