Inuit women

Inuit women

Inuit women, sexual assault & HIV: are you at risk?

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association of Canada
Inuit HIV/AIDS Steering Committee
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses sexual assault and HIV infection. Includes answers to general questions on rape, HIV and AIDS, and includes lists of help lines and resources.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662290461
VIOL.I58 2001

If gender mattered: a case study of Inuit women, land claims and the Voisey's Bay nickel project

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English
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Online
Author: 
Linda Archibald
Mary Crnkovich
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the gender issues hidden within the land claims and environmental assessment processes under way in Labrador.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.A73 1999
ISBN 0662839366
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Et si les femmes avaient voix au chapitre? Étude de cas sur les Inuites, les revendications territoriales et le projet d'exploitation du nickel de la baie Voisey.

It's like the legend: Innu women's voices

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nympha Byrne
Camille Fouillard
Publisher: 
Gynergy Books
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PEI

Twenty-eight women share their experiences of life in Labrador in the Innu storytelling tradition.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0921881568
Notes: 
Review, Network Spring 2001: 28 women share their experiences of life in Labrador in the Innu storytelling tradition. Respect for the land, and the need to protect it for their children and their grandchildren shine through every story.

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

Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Inuktitut
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Policy development

Represents all Inuit women in Canada. Works is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns in relation to social, cultural and economic development.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-238-3977
Email Address: 
pres@pauktuutit.on.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613-238-1787
Street Address: 
3rd Fl 131 Bank St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5N7
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

The helper: midwifery in the Canadian Arctic

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English
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Video
Author: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publisher: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents traditional midwifery as a viable option for women especially those living in isolated or rural communities where it can be a healthy alternative to forcing pregnant women to leave their communities for childbirth.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MIDW.P38 1998
Notes: 
Review, Network Spring 1998: The Helper is the title of a video produced by Pauktuutit, the Inuit Women's Association of Canada on traditional midwifery. The video tells how traditional midwifery in isolated or rural communities can be a healthy alternative to forcing women to leave their communities to give birth.

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.

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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