Indian women

Indian women

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Policy development

Supports First Nations and Inuit in developing healthy, sustainable communities and in achieving their economic and social aspirations. Delivers services such as education, housing, and community infrastructure to Status Indians on-reserve, and social assistance and social support services to residents on-reserve.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
InfoPubs@ainc-inac.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
866-817-3977
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-567-9604
TTY/TDD: 
866-553-0554
Street Address: 
Terrasses de la Chaudière 10 Wellington, North Tower
City: 
Gatineau
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0H4

An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq on-reserve female youth in Nova Scotia

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Lynn McIntyre
Fred Wein
Sharon Rudderham
Loraine Etter
Carla Moore
Nancy MacDonald
Sally Johnson
Ann Gottschall
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health stressors experienced by Mi'kmaq female youth.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH ABGN.M34 2001
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

First Nations women, governance and the Indian Act: a collection of policy research reports

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English
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Online
Author: 
Judith F. Sayers
Kelly A. MacDonald
Jo-Anne Fiske
Melonie Newell
Evelyn George
Wendy Cornet
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Contains a collection of policy research reports on the effects of the Indian Act on women's roles in First Nations governments.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.S39 2001
ISBN 066231140X
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Also published in French under the title: Les femmes des Premières nations, la gouvernance et la Loi sur les Indiens : recueil de rapports de recherche en matière de politiques. --- Review, Network Fall/Winter 2001/02: A collection of three policy research reports that provides a gender perspective in the public debate surrounding First Nations governance issues. It is hoped that this collection will support First Nations women and contribute to the ability of individuals and organizations to participate more effectively in the federal government’s initiative to amend the Indian Act.</p>

Native women: a statistical overview

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Pamela M. White
Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines several indicators of the economic and social aspects of the lives of Canada's Native Women in the 1980s. Provides an overview of the differences that exist between Native women and Native men as well as the differences with non-Native population. Special attention is given to Native women living in the northern regions of the provinces and the territories. As well, where data permit, the socio-economic conditions of Native women living in a number of urbanized areas of Canada are highlighted.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662542355

First Nations women's encounters with mainstream health care services and systems

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Annette J. Browne
Jo-Anne Fiske
Geraldine Thomas
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Reports on an investigation of First Nations women’s encounters with mainstream health care services in a small reserve community in northern British Columbia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH ABGN.B76 2000
ISBN 1894356098
ISSN 14817268
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Works to advance the interests of women of Indian or Inuit ancestry in the Yukon including Status, Non-Status, Indians and Metis. Supports and enforces the Indian Rights of the Status Indian women and the civil and human rights of all native women in the Yukon and Northern B.C. Helps Indian women increase their feeling of adequacy and their sense of responsibility through planning, developing and managing self-help projects. Encourages Indian women to assume a more positive and active part in developing skills to support their people. Promotes and aids in the development and preservation of Indian culture, arts and handicrafts.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
867-667-6162
Email Address: 
yawc@northwestel.net
Fax Number: 
867-668-7539
Street Address: 
202-307 Jarvis St
City: 
Whitehorse
Province: 
Yukon Territories
Postal/ZIP Code: 
Y1A 2H3
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works to upgrade the quality of health care of Indian and Inuit people to the standard of health enjoyed by the rest of the population of Canada.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
450-632-0892
Email Address: 
niichro@niichro.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
450-632-2111
Street Address: 
PO Box 1019, 1 Roy Montour Lane
City: 
Kahnawake
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
J0L 1B0

A cappella north 2

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Women's Directorate, Government of Yukon
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YT

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

Native Women's Association of Canada

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

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.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
519-445-0990
Email Address: 
reception@nwac-hq.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
519-445-0909
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800- 461-4043
Street Address: 
Six Nations of the Grand River PO Box 331
City: 
Ohsweken
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N0A 1M0

The health of Cree, Inuit and Southern Quebec women: similarities and differences

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health - Consortium Université de Montréal (CESAF)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Claudette Lavallée
Chantal Bourgault
Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Using the data from a number of the surveys conducted over the last 10 years by Sante Quebec, this study examines the health characteristics of two populations of Aboriginal women of northern Quebec compared to those of women in the rest of the province. The northern populations had a larger proportion of young women. Aboriginal women have heavier family responsibilities than other Quebec women. Inuit women had a much higher prevalence of smoking and drug use. Alcohol consumption was less frequent in northern women, but the quantity consumed was higher compared to other Quebec women. Cree women tended to be more obese, had higher levels of blood glucose and lower levels of cholesterol. Inuit women tended to have lower rates of hypertension and higher rates of declared hearing problems and mental disorders. The similarities and differences observed among these three populations of women can assist decision-makers in setting priorities with regards to maintaining and improving their health.

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CESAF closed its office August 31, 2001.
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