Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

Entitlements and health services for First Nations and Métis women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Kathy Bent
Joanne Havelock
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
August 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Aboriginal groups have unique cultures with different languages and traditions that influence self-identify, and should not be thought of as a homogeneous group. Furthermore, this confusion of terms has particular implications in the realm of health care, because terminology, identity and legal status have direct bearing on who receives what health benefits. More often than not, when
looking at health services, it is more suitable to recognize the differences between First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.
This paper was written for both health researchers and policy-makers to examine the legal entitlements for health care services, clarify the terminology, and most importantly to demonstrate how they affect the women seeking health services. This understanding can then be taken into account in new research and policy development. In keeping with Prairie Women’s Health Centre
of Excellence’s mandate, specific to Manitoba and Saskatchewan, this paper is focused in those two provinces. The discussion in this paper focuses on First Nations and Métis people, who comprise the vast majority of Aboriginal people in the two provinces.

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ISBN: 9781897250150

Aboriginal maternal and infant health in Canada: review of on-reserve programming

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
R. Stout
R. Harp
Indigena Creative Group
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, BC Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
April 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The past two decades have seen an incrementally steady development in maternal and
infant health programming targeted to Aboriginal communities. This paper reviewed
existing maternal and infant health programs and guidelines as administered under
the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. While the aim here is help assess the extent
to which populations may be under-served or un-served by current Aboriginal
maternal and infant programming, it is by no means intended to discredit the efforts
of FNIHB, but simply to highlight where further spending could lead to better health
outcomes for a greater number of people.

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9781897250211

What their stories tell us: research findings from the Sisters in Spirit initiative

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English
Translated Title: 
Ce que leurs histoires nous disent : résultats de recherche de l’initiative Soeurs par l’esprit
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Native Women's Association of Canada
Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2010

This report brings together five years of research related to missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. It presents demographic and statistical evidence from NWAC’s Sisters In Spirit database, while situating the issue within the larger context of root causes and ways forward. It also draws on information gathered through the existing literature and highlights some of the stories and experiences shared by families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. NWAC reminds readers that each number presented here represents a woman or girl who is loved and missed by her family.

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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Young Aboriginal mothers in Winnipeg

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Lisa Murdock
Edition: 
Project #181
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The aim of this study was to develop a better understanding of the issues surrounding teen pregnancy among Aboriginal women, in order to adequately respond to the needs of young Aboriginal mothers through effective policies, programs and practices.

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ISBN 9781897250235

Aboriginal mothers in Winnipeg

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol. 12 N.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes the report by the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) entitled Young Aboriginal Mothers in Winnipeg published in May 2009 which states that more than one in five First Nations babies were born to mothers aged 15 to 19 years in 1999.

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ISSN 14800039
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The Young Aboriginal Mothers in Winnipeg report can be viewed on the PWHCE Website at: www.pwhce.ca/youngAborigMothersMurdock.htm

NEEDERS TO LEADERS: CARS for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities

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Rural Voices
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
January 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

This report is on the CARS for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities (RRNA) project designed to increase the participation of mothers in the development and delivery of local services in RRNA communities across Canada. The project model involved training women, primarily young mothers, from two communities in every province and territory to use a pre-tested community development process called CARS (Communities Achieving Responsive Services).

Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how Aboriginal women are over represented as victims of racialized, sexualized violence, and too often targeted because of their gender and their Aboriginal identity. Takes a look at the Sisters in Spirit initiative which was put in place to address the alarmingly high numbers of missing, murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

Labels, laws and access to health care: how history continues to affect health-care access for First Nations and Métis women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathy Bent
Joanne Havelock
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence report, Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Discusses how access to health services differs among Aboriginal people and how understanding the history behind these differences and what they mean for women is critical to improving health services used by Aboriginal women.

Leaders, not ‘needers’: CARS project puts women in the driver’s seat in rural and remote communities

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rural Voices
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the Communities Achieving Responsive Services (CARS) for Women and Children in Rural, Remote, Northern and Aboriginal Communities program, which helps residents in rural, remote, northern and Aboriginal communities across Canada increase their involvement in the development and delivery of local services.

Culturally Relevant Gender-based Analysis: A tool to promote equity

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Erin Wolski
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how the need to restore the value of Aboriginal gendered roles has motivated the development of culturally relevant gender-based analysis or CRGBA. Takes a look at the Native Women's Association of Canada's CRGBA framework, a learning tool for use by anyone involved in policy, program or project development.

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