Welcome to the Cultural Competency Knowledge Bundle

This knowledge bundle is the last learning marker of the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway. It was compiled to share additional multi-media content to continue your cultural competency journey. The resources highlight Indigenous researchers, knowledge holders and leaders that inform and strengthen the voices, experiences and brilliance of Indigenous Knowledges. We encourage lifelong learning and this marker will be periodically updated to build upon our individual and collective cultural competency knowledge bundles.

Scholarly Articles

Smith, M., Silva e Silva, V., Schick-Makaroff, K., Kappel, J., Bachynski, J. C., Monague, V., Paré, G. C., & Ross-White, A. (2021). Furthering cultural safety in kidney care within indigenous communities: A systematic and Narrative Review. Kidney Medicine, 3(6), 896–904.

Jull, J., King, A., King, M., Graham, I.D., Morton Ninomiya, M.E. Jacklin, K., Moody-Corbett, P.& Moore, J. E. (2020). A principled approach to research conducted with Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people: Promoting engagement inspired by the CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People (2007-2010). The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 11(2).

Rix, Liz & Moran, Charles & Kapeen, Russell & Wilson, Shawn. (2016). Building cultural bridges and two-way understanding: Working with Australian Aboriginal people within mainstream renal services. Renal Society of Australasia Journal. 12.

Tremblay, M-C., Bradette-Laplante, M., Bérubé, D., Brière, É., Moisan, N., Niquay, D., Dogba, M-J., Légaré, F., McComber, A., McGavock, J., Witteman H-O. (2020). Engaging indigenous patient partners in patient-oriented research: lessons from a one-year initiative. Research Involvement and Engagement BMJ 6:44


NCCIH Communications Officer, L. C. (n.d.). National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health > Home > External Resources > Resource Library. NCCIH. Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.nccih.ca/1673/Cultural_Safety_Collection.nccih?Collectionid=3

Sylliboy, J., & Latimer, M. (n.d.). Indigenous Health Research Resources. ACHH. Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://achh.ca/education/ihrac/

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) – Cultural Safety Collection  https://www.nccih.ca/1673/Cultural_Safety_Collection.nccih?Collectionid=3

Chronic Pain Network – Indigenous Health Research Advisory Committee (IHRAC) – Indigenous Health Research Resources. ACHH. https://achh.ca/education/ihrac/

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.  Multiple reports including the 2015 TRC report and the Calls to Action. https://nctr.ca/records/reports

Videos and Webinars

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative | https://www.icscollaborative.com/webinars 

Recommended webinars:

  • Status Quo: How health system design prevents impactful transformation of Indigenous patient care
  • Two Spirit and Indigiqueer cultural safety: Considerations for relational practice and policy

Can Good People Participate in Systemic Racism? | Cecil Sveinson | April 2022 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx77SdMXLDE


Teachings in the Air | Gerry Oldman | PHSA Indigenous Health

Recommended episodes:

DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast | Season 1, Episode 2 – “Putting Indigenous cultural safety into practice: “The first step is admitting we have a problem with racism.”

All My Relations | Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip), and Desi Small Rodriguez (Northern Cheyenne)


Absolon, K. E. (2011). Kaandossiwin = how we come to know Fernwood Pub

Archibald, J.-ann. (2014). Indigenous storywork: Educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit UBC Press

Belcourt, C., Flamand, R., Whitford, O., Burnouf, L., & Richardson, R. (2007). Medicines to help us: Traditional métis plant use: Study Prints & Resource Guide Gabriel Dumont Institute

Davidson, S. F., & Davidson, R. (2018). Potlatch as pedagogy: Learning through ceremony Portage & Main Press

Joseph, B. (2018). 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act: helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous peoples a reality Indigenous Relations Press

King, T. (2012). The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America Doubleday Canada

Kovach, M. (2021). Indigenous methodologies: Characteristics, conversations, and contexts University of Toronto Press

Linklater, R. (2016). Decolonizing trauma work: Indigenous stories and Strategies Langara College

Redvers, N. (2019). The Science of the Sacred: Bridging global indigenous medicine systems and modern scientific principles North Atlantic Books

Smith, L. T. (2012). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples (2nd edition) Zed Books

Treuer, A. (2021). Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask Levine Querido

Vowel, C. (2018). Indigenous writes: A guide to first nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada W. Ross MacDonald School Resource Services Library.

Wemigwans, J. (2018). Digital Bundle: Protecting and promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online University of Regina

Wilson, S. (2008). Research is ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods Fernwood Pub

Younging, G. (2018). Elements of indigenous style a guide for writing by and about indigenous peoples Brush Education