Human health and wellbeing is understood to be an important consideration in the planning and assessment process of a new development, including a highway or mine site. However, what is propositioned in theory is often challenged in practice. Assessment mechanisms, while required to consider human health and wellbeing, are challenged to respond to different conceptualizations of health and wellbeing. As a result, how health and wellbeing are measured and monitored, negative impacts mitigated, and potential benefits identified are impacted. This poster seeks to bring attention to the importance of considering the complex and nuanced drivers that inform Aboriginal concepts of health and wellbeing. These drivers, while diverse and specific to each First Nation, include the historical context of Aboriginal rights, residential school experiences and environmental dispossession.
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