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Aboriginal Women's Council of Saskatchewan

Forms an initiative of the Community Justice Programs of the Government of Saskatchewan. Includes in its objectives: educating and organizing Aboriginal women to help with issues such as safety, victimization, abuse and healing; influencing the development of social policy that is sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal women and children; promoting wellness and safe environments through community development and economic development, and; providing crime prevention and family violence programs for youth.

QWOC: Queer Women of Colour

Forms an organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race, racial, ethnic and cultural minority women and girls who are questioning their sexuality and/or who identify with bisexual, dyke, transgendered, queer, lesbian. A Victoria-based social and political group that promotes awareness and action around queer and racial issues.

Pacific Association of First Nations Women

Assists Aboriginal women and their families with health, education, and social services issues. Serves as the host agency for a variety of programs providing support and direct client services to Aboriginal individuals and their families.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network  
http://www.caan.ca

Forms a coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Native Women's Association of Canada  
http://www.nwac-hq.org
Works to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women with First Nations and Canadian societies. Addresses the following issues: the Indian Act, the constitution, family violence, HIV/AIDS, justice, health-related issues, child welfare, and Aboriginal rights. (See Details)
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg
Provides holistic services to the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg. Programs include: Head Start, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects Education Program, Abinotci Mino-Ayawin (Children's Healing), Healthy Child Program, Medicine Wheel Awareness Workshop and a Men's Healing and Wellness Program.
First Nations Breast Cancer Society  
http://www.fnbreastcancer.bc.ca/
Offers support and education to aboriginal women who have breast cancer. Website includes instructions on how to order breast self-examination and breast cancer awareness videos and how to contact healing circles in British Columbia. (See Details)
Shamattawa Crisis Centre
Provides an emergency shelter for battered women and their children.
Women's Circle
Discusses empowerment, cultural and traditional issues, roles and rights of Aboriginal women and responsibilities of Aboriginal women.
Canadian Indigenous Women's Resource Institute
Raises awareness and educates non-native people regarding issues facing visible minorities, specifically aboriginal people, and stresses how this knowledge can benefit society as a whole. Develops and presents workshops, seminars, and educational forums specifically targetting Indigenous women and relevant issues, including healing circles and spiritual counselling. Provides and promotes mental, physical, spiritual and emotional healing through native spirituality.