International Journal of Indigenous Health - Special Call for Papers - Video Submission Guide



Deadline: September 30, 2019

Volume 14, Issue 3 –First Nations Health Authority Guest Edition

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is pleased to announce supplemental videos will be accepted for its upcoming guest edition, "Health Systems Innovation: Privileging Indigenous Knowledge, Ensuring Respectful Care, and Ending Racism towards First Nations in Service Delivery."

They may be included in all four categories: 1) primary research, 2) promising practices, 3) narrative, storytelling, and grounded-in-Indigenous-Knowledge submissions, and 4) research trainee.

Videos are a powerful tool for the sharing of Indigenous worldviews and methodologies. They offer an interactive way to communicate Indigenous Knowledge, languages, and perspectives not always captured in Western research. They can also be a powerful medium for storytelling and increase the sharing of research findings. The FNHA will provide a permanent link to the videos on its website.

See the IJIH Author Submission Guidelines for further information:

Call for Papers poster (PDF 195 KB)

Supplemental Video Guidelines

Videos should further illuminate one or more elements of the submission: for example, they may include snippets of interview footage (with participants' consent), illustrate findings or data collection methods (e.g., land-based data collection), use animation to bring stories to life, or capture a segment of an event or gathering. They may also be submitted as video abstracts.

Example: FNHA's Indigenous Wellness team's "Taking Care of Each Other" video series teaching guide:  

Video Submission Checklist   

• Video length:

o Supplemental video – No limit

o Video abstracts – 3 minutes or less

• Provide proof of consent for all individuals included in the video and the making of the video

• Technical requirements: Visit and drag and drop your completed and edited video file.* Note the FNHA and IJIH will be unable to do any editing, modification or enhancements to your video submission. Video editing and related tasks are the responsibility of the user.

• Please follow the YouTube video formatting guidelines here:

References should be included using the American Psychological Association style guide, see here:  


Legal Considerations

  • Music: Provide the source of the music. Copyright music may not be used in the video without permission from the copyright owners.
  • The author is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce data from previously published materials, even if it is the author's own work. Appropriate credit should be given in the references.
  • Authors retain copyright of videos, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (4.0). This allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication.

Video Submission Form

Submit your videos at the link here:

or on the form below.