Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

The colours of menopause

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Margaret de Souza
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

From stilettos to moccasins (video)

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English
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Online
Video
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University of Saskatchewan, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, and Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2010

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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Aboriginal women’s initiative : intersectoral cross training manual

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English
Translated Title: 
L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel de formation réciproque intersectorielle
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Online
Author: 
Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnerhip Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals who are interested in coordinating intersectoral cross training within social service agencies to build the capacity of frontline workers and gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal issues and provision of culturally appropriate services. Training workshops for four sector areas are highlighted: violence against women, mental health, addictions, and homelessness.

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Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual

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English
Translated Title: 
L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel du cheminement pour le mieux-être des femmes
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Online
Author: 
Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north

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English
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Analyse documentaire sur les traumatismes intergénérationnels, la santé mentale, la violence contre les femmes, les dépendances et l’itinérance parmi les femmes autochtones du Nord
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Online
Author: 
Ghislaine Goudreau, with support from Joey-Lynn Wabie, Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement project (NOWSOPE) Project Director
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON and Sudbury, ON

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada (in Inuktitut)

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English
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Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
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Online
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Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references and audio communiqué in Inuktitut.

Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references, a Compendium of Promising Practices, and a fact sheet.

Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

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English
Translated Title: 
La victimisation avec violence chez les femmes autochtones
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Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Voices of our sisters in spirit: a report to families and communities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les voix de nos soeurs par l'esprit : un rapport aux familles et aux communautés
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Paper
Online
Edition: 
Second edition
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Summarizes information gained through interviews with participating families about their missing or murdered loved ones, as well as demographic and statistical research. The interviews use a story telling methodology based on a life cycle approach to share the life stories of these Aboriginal women and girls. The investment of family members and NWAC staff in building authentic and sincere relationships adheres to the ethical requirements of conducting research in an Aboriginal context. The life stories are placed within the broader framework of other work conducted through the Sisters In Sprit initiative and serve to confirm conclusions based on other research, illustrate common themes, inform policy recommendations and identify future directions for further investigation.

The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Matrimonial real property - overview

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English
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Online
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Native Women’s Association of Canada

Discusses how the lack of clarity in matrimonial property laws on reserves in Canada means that women in common law relationships who are experiencing violence, or who have become widowed, may lose their homes.

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