Issue: Vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer 1994)

Article: SAIIC Board of Directors. “Report from The International Symposium on Public Policy and Traditional Health Systems.” Abya Yala News 8, no. 1,2 (1994): 34-35. Accessed September 21, 2018.

Abstract: Indigenous people, doctors, traditional and Western researchers came together in Ottawa, Canada to discuss policy and public health for indigenous communities. The symposium is one in a series of meetings including the Pan-American Health Organization. Views on research, health, and cures differed greatly between western researchers and indigenous representatives. Indigenous people rose concerns about lack of cultural sensitivity in health policy.

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