Welcome from the Editors
We are so pleased to welcome readers to the fifth issue of the Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ), a special edition focusing on Indigenous Health and Health Equity. HPJ is a multi-faculty, student led, open access, peer-reviewed journal housed at HPI at Dalhousie University. As part of our mission to support and disseminate research which advances knowledge on population health research and global health equity, we partnered with the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (Atlantic-IMN) to create a special issue to facilitate a sharing of student-led Indigenous research taking place across Turtle Island. HPJ also aims to provide a welcoming and accessible academic publishing experience for student authors by reducing barriers to publishing, sharing, and accessing research. To build capacity for peer-reviewed publishing and reviewing Indigenous health research, we employed a mentorship model with a series of interactive scholarly writing and peer reviewing workshops led by Indigenous health researchers and allies, and paired students with experienced mentors to collaboratively to review the manuscripts submitted to this special issue.