Indigenous Knowledge and Health Sovereignty

Contributed by Karim-Aly Kassam Indigenous peoples have the right to their traditional medicines and to maintain their health practices, including the conservation of their vital medicinal plants, animals and minerals. Indigenous individuals also have the right to access, without any discrimination, to all social and health services (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous… Read more »

Editorial: Ethnomedicine in the Contemporary World

Contributed by Alain Cuerrier and Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel This issue of the ISE Newsletter focuses on ethnomedicine, sometimes used as a synonym for traditional or indigenous medicine. Ethnomedicine usually refers to the health beliefs, knowledge and practices derived from indigenous cultures, as opposed to the conceptual and practical frameworks of biomedicine or modern medicine, a misnomer… Read more »