This article analyzes the connection between wildlife co-management and Indigenous well-being in Canada. The literature review characterizes how published research on co-management governance systems explicitly or implicitly engages with Indigenous Peoples' health and well-being. The review analyzed 74 publications and found that none explicitly analyzed co-management from a public health or well-being perspective. However, social determinants of health topics were implicit, prevalent, and connected to co-management throughout the literature.
The findings highlight the importance of further research and practice in connecting co-management more explicitly to Indigenous health and well-being goals. When co-management decisions are conceptualized through a well-being lens, it presents public health opportunities to design recommendations and decisions that may enhance Indigenous well-being.
Snook, J., Cunsolo, A., Ford, J., Furgal, C., Jones-Bitton, A., & Harper, S. L. (2022). The connection between wildlife co-management and indigenous well-being: What does the academic literature reveal? Wellbeing, Space and Society, 3, 100116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2022.100116