Cultural Connection and Mental Health Among Indigenous Peoples in Canada

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Author(s): Kevin Shafer; Andrew Renick


Culture connection and group identity may be a protective fac- tor for marginalized racial and ethnic minority groups. How- ever, little research has addressed this question among indig- enous populations or with nationally representative data. We address this gap by considering whether cultural connections (as measured by Aboriginal language skills) may protect the mental health of Aboriginal individuals in Canada.
Oral Presentation