Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples

First Nations regional longitudinal health survey

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
First Nations Information Governance Centre
Publication Place: 
Akwasesne, ON

This national survey is conducted and controlled by First Nations for First Nations as a means of improving health and living conditions. The RHS provides information on the health practices, beliefs and knowledge, perceptions, and past histories of First Nations peoples, including 28 different health conditions. The data collected will help First Nations to learn about their communities in terms of health status, management of health and well-being of the community, and assist in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and practices at community, regional, and national levels. The RHS complies with the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s OCAP (ownership, control, access, and possession) principals, meaning that First Nations control data collection and affiliated processes.

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Visit the website to read and download copies of the survey reports.

Laichwiltach Family Life Society

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Strives to empower and promote healing in our communities from a First nations perspective for all people of Native ancestry in Unity.

Primary Telephone: 
250-86-3430
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
audreyw@shawbiz.ca
Fax Number: 
250-86-3483
Street Address: 
441 – 4th Avenue
City: 
Campbell River
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V9W 3W7

National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy

NNAPF is committed to facilitate a process to empower First Nations and Inuit in developing their capacity to address addictions and related issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(306) 763-4714
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@nnapf.org
Fax Number: 
(306) 763-5993
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-763-4714
Street Address: 
Box 183
City: 
Muskoday
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0J 3H0
Country: 
Canada

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

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Groups Served: 
Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Counseling

A non-profit social services organization whose membership consits of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. The 2-Spirits organization's programs and services includes: HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention, and support and counselling for 2-spirited people and others living and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Primary Telephone: 
416-944-9300
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
art@2spirits.com
Fax Number: 
416-944-8381
Street Address: 
593 Yonge Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 202
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 1Z4
Country: 
Canada

Potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 among Status Indians, 1991 to 2001

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English
Translated Title: 
Années potentielles de vie perdues de 25 à 74 ans chez les Indiens inscrits, 1991 à 2001
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Online
Author: 
Michael Tjepkema
Russell Wilkins
Jennifer Pennock
Neil Goedhuis
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents estimates of potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 for Status Indians living on or off reserve, identifies the causes of death for which disparities between Status Indians and non-Aboriginal Canadians were greatest, and examines the effects of socio-economic factors on those differences. Contains data for Aboriginal women that is separate from data for men.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal lateral violence

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English
Translated Title: 
Les faits sur la violence latérale chez les Autochtones
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A factsheet about lateral violence and how it impacts Aboriginal people. Explains how, unlike workplace bullying, lateral violence differs in that Aboriginal people are now abusing their own people in similar ways that they have been abused. Describes a cycle of abuse with roots in factors such as: colonisation, oppression, intergenerational trauma and the ongoing experiences of racism and discrimination.

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Available online.

Working with Inuit: selected resources to help you learn about Inuit culture and way of life

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English
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Online
Author: 
Paani Zizman
Lily Amagoalik
Inuit Tuttarvingat
Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
March 2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A guide to help medical professionals, health and wellness workers, teachers, students and others find resources to better understand Inuit culture, health perspectives and the way we live. It provides links to various websites, books, in-depth reports, periodicals and videos about Inuit history, culture, values, traditional healing, and current health and wellness.

 
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For more information or copyright requests, contact Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization
ISBN/ISSN: 
9781926543338

Digital stories: intergenerational effects of residential school

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
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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Available online.

"No gift: tobacco policy and Aboriginal people in Canada"

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Debbie Pearce
Deborah Schwartz
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

This discussion paper examines issues related to tobacco control policy, taxation, and legislation as they affect Aboriginal women and men in BC, and identifies potentially differential impacts when gender differences are taken into account.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894356551

Maternal and infant health and the physical environment of First Nations and Inuit communities: a summary review

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
R. Stout
T. Dionne Stout
R. Harp
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, BC Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
April 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

First Nations and Inuit women and infants face challenging health issues in their communities where there are environmental risks. Literature examining these contexts and the processes through which health is affected is relatively limited. The objective of this review is to examine and consolidate the available literature on environmental threats to First Nations and Inuit maternal health in order to identify priorities for future research.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN:9781897250204
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