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KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health – policy brief  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/aboriginalWomensMentalHealth_PolicyBrief_Web.pdf

Summarizes for policy makers and program planners the key recommendations from the report KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: Urban Aboriginal Women and Mental Health. Describes recommendations for policy and program development to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal women.

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Published: June 2010
Across the road: understanding the differences in health services available to First Nations and Métis Women - policy brief  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/entitlementsBrief.pdf

Explains the history of the differences in legal entitlements to health services for First Nations and Métis women. Summarizes the report Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Published: November 2008
Empowering words of First Nations women: Manual for speaking out about life, health and… diabetes  
http://www.pulaval.com/catalogue/empowering-words-first-nations-women-8720.html

Presents the stories of Attikamek, Micmac, and Innu women of Quebec who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Aims to show First Nations women that speaking openly helps people to acquire, develop, and exercise power over life and health.

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Published: 2005
Violent victimization of Aboriginal women  
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/110517/dq110517b-eng.htm

A report of a study on violence to Aboriginal women in Canada, based on the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. Found that nearly 67,000, or 13% of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crimes measured by the GSS include sexual assault, robbery and physical assault. The proportion of Aboriginal women who reported spousal violence by a current or former spouse was about two and a half times higher than the proportion of non-Aboriginal women.

 

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Published: 2011
Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada  
http://healthcouncilcanada.ca/en/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=139&category_id=9&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=170

A report based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Published: 2011
Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada (in Inuktitut)  
http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2011/abhealth/HCC_AboriginalHealth_FINAL_Inuktitut.pdf

A report in Inuktitut based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Published: 2011
From stilettos to moccasins (video)  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QRb8wA2iHs

A music video that is the culmination of a project that gave voice to Aboriginal women healing from drug abuse/addictions and problems with the law, together with those who are helping them on their journey. The research project examined the role that both identity and stigma have in the healing journeys of criminalized Aboriginal women who are in treatment for drug abuse at centres across Canada. The research team is creating a discussion guide to accompany the video so it can be used in workshops at addiction treatment centres across Canada.

The featured song was created with the professional collaboration of singer/songwriter Violet Naytowhow, a Woodland Cree from Prince Albert. Naytowhow and others who composed the song perform in the music video.

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Published: 2010
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



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Published: 1993
Aboriginal women, water and health: reflections from eleven First Nations, Inuit, and Métis grandmothers  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/womenAndWater.pdf

Presents the reflections of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Grandmothers from different regions of Canada and different Indigenous nations. Explores the diversity as well as the commonalities among Aboriginal women and their relationships with water.

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Published: 2010