York open access journal marks Indigenous Peoples Day with special issue

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A special issue of York University’s open access journal Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse was issued on June 21 to mark Indigenous Peoples Day.

The issue, titled “Nīpawīstimatowin,” sought and welcomed submissions grounded in Canadian Indigenous discourse and world views.

Contributions to the issue included those that critically examined the past, current and future states of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, from a nursing perspective, that is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Critical analyses of nursing’s requisite response to the Truth and Reconciliation’s recommendations are also included, and present truthful testimony to the work ahead.

Submissions focusing on decolonizing nursing care, nursing policy, nursing research  and/or nursing education were of particular interest for this special issue.

For more information, visit https://witness.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/issue/view/3.

Envisioned for a decade, conceptualized in 2013, and launched in 2018, the journal Witness is a Canadian online open access scholarly nursing journal. Together, contributors and readers form a collective of nurses whose practice, research, teaching and way of being are rooted in social justice. 

The journal’s editor is Cheryl van Daalen-Smith, associate professor in York University’s School of Nursing; School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies; Children’s Studies.