Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

In search of a healing place: Aboriginal women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Dena Carroll
Munaza Chaudhry
Publisher: 
Social Science & Medicine
Publication Date: 
2003

Discusses how the health care concerns of Aboriginal women are being met by Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Uses a case-study approach whereby three separate focus groups were conducted with Aboriginal women who were clients of the Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS), its sister organization, Sheway, or residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In Social Science & Medicine 56 (2003) 821–833.

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KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health – policy brief

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Carla Simon
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
June 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

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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KISKÂYITAMAWIN MIYO-MAMITONECIKAN: urban Aboriginal women and mental health

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
June 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Reports on focus group discussions and personal interviews with 46 Aboriginal women in Winnipeg and Saskatoon with lived mental health experiences, Elders, front-line workers and a member of the mental health research community. Discusses key factors influencing Aboriginal women's mental health, how  Aboriginal women define mental health and well-being, community mental health resources, barriers to seeking out mental health programs and services, and Aboriginal women's mental health needs. Makes recommendations for policy and program development to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal women.

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ISBN 978-1-897250-30-3
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal women's employment in non-traditional and resource extractive industries in northern Manitoba: an exploration of the issues

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Maureen Seguin
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
July 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Describes the experiences and perceptions of nine First Nations and Métis women, in and around Thompson Manitoba, who participated as employees or trainees in non-traditional and resource extractive industries. Includes positive experiences and specific gender-based, socio-economic and health issues which challenged their ability to fully participate and benefit from these northern economic opportunities.

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ISBN 978-1-897250-31-0
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal women, water and health: reflections from eleven First Nations, Inuit, and Métis grandmothers

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kim Anderson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence & Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

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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ISBN # 978-1-897250-32-7

Digital stories: intergenerational effects of residential school

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Documents in six First Nations women’s own words and “digital stories”, their understanding of how they had been impacted by the schools. Digital stories are 2-5 minutes long, using words, pictures and music. From the project: kiskino mâto tapanâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors.

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Paradoxes and contradictions in health policy reform: implications for First Nations women

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jo-Anne Fiske
Annette J. Browne
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

When governments invite the public to participate in consultations to reform health care and other policies, they generally represent themselves as calling upon citizens to engage in a social, but apolitical process. This study questions this representation by rethinking how policy is formulated and enacted and by rethinking how Aboriginal women are regarded when they engage in the health care system.

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ISBN 9781894356602
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Includes bibliographical references.

Community based research and Aboriginal women's health and healing: a Winnipeg workshop with Kim Anderson

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This essay describes the proceedings of a workshop with researcher, Kim Anderson, hosted by Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, Aboriginal Self-Governance Program & Institute of Urban Studies on Thursday March 17, 2005 at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre in Winnipeg.

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Community based research and Aboriginal women's health and healing: a workshop with Kim Anderson and Maria Campbell held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Indigenous People's Health Reseach Centre
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This essay reports on the workshop co-hosted by the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Indigenous People's Health Research Centre.  It took place on November 29, 2004 and it was geared towards community and academic researchers.  Two Indigenous researchers, Kim Anderson and Maria Campbell were invited to facilitate the workshop.

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A gathering for First Nations and Métis women's health in Northern Manitoba

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
November 2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This report summarizes a Gathering of First Nations and Métis women which took place on November 29, 2005 in Thompson Manitoba. The women came from ten northern communities throughout Manitoba. This group was brought together with the goal of identifying key health issues and potential research questions and methodologies to facilitate a growth in knowledge, where there is too often a dearth – Northern Manitoba.

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