The contribution of indigenous elders: An example of intergenerational solidarity

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In Indigenous cultures, the social engagement of elders is recognized and highly valued. Through their engagement and wisdom, they contribute to their own wellbeing, but also to the wellbeing of children, youth, families and the entire community.

The holistic approach of Indigenous cultures carries meaning and hope: through its contribution to intergenerational solidarity, the social engagement of Indigenous elders can help meet health and wellness needs.

But what does research tell us about the different ways that Indigenous elders can contribute to individual and collective wellbeing in their community?

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