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Call for Papers--Issues of Aging in Indigenous Populations, Canadian Journal on Aging Special Issue

Deadline December 29, 2017

Guest Editor: Jennifer D. Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada

Editor-in-Chief: Paul Stolee, Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has called for a widespread recognition that the current state of health in Indigenous populations in Canada is a “direct result of previous Canadian government policies, including residential schools”. The Commission also   emphasizes the importance of identifying and closing the current gaps in health outcomes and honouring Indigenous healing practices.

It is in this context that the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du viellissement invites submissions that address issues of aging in Indigenous populations in Canada and internationally. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Indigenous determinants of health and aging
  2. Factors underlying the gaps in health outcomes and life expectancy in Indigenous populations
  3. Intergenerational programming in Indigenous communities
  4. Indigenous perspectives on aging and the life course
  5. End of life care in Indigenous populations
  6. Community-based supportive care
  7. Aging well in Indigenous communities
  8. Age-related dementias in Indigenous populations

Contributions from Indigenous scholars, organizations, community-members, leaders and those who work closely with Indigenous populations are encouraged.

Submissions can be in a diverse set of formats, including narrative, story-telling, artistic, editorial or full manuscript formats. Authors are encouraged to include a summary or portion of their submission in an Indigenous language. Manuscript submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Deadline: Please submit electronically through the journal website by December 29, 2017.

For more information please contact: Jennifer Walker at