The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) is thrilled to produce its first volume of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH). At the WBIIH, work in research, training, and policy development is grounded in Indigenous knowledges and community partnerships.  Indigenous knowledges have been used globally since time immemorial. These knowledge systems evolve and adapt over generations, yet remain consistent in that they view animals, plants, water, air, humans, and all creation as equal within the cosmos; throughout this volume, the reclaiming and proclaiming of Indigenous knowledges is a thematic basis for improved health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.