“By Their Own Efforts”: First Nations Health Policy in Canada, 1945-1980

Lucy Vorobej

Award: 2021 Doctoral Completion Award

Lucy’s project examines the development and implementation of First Nations health policy during Canada’s post-war period of integration. It analyzes how the idea of race and the objectives of settler colonialism impacted debates about jurisdiction, affected the nature of health services offered to First Nations peoples and limited the creation of meaningful partnerships with First Nations leaders.