First Nations women

In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



Midwifery in transition

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


From stilettos to moccasins (video)

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University of Saskatchewan, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, and Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2010

A music video that is the culmination of a project that gave voice to Aboriginal women healing from drug abuse/addictions and problems with the law, together with those who are helping them on their journey. The research project examined the role that both identity and stigma have in the healing journeys of criminalized Aboriginal women who are in treatment for drug abuse at centres across Canada. The research team is creating a discussion guide to accompany the video so it can be used in workshops at addiction treatment centres across Canada.

The featured song was created with the professional collaboration of singer/songwriter Violet Naytowhow, a Woodland Cree from Prince Albert. Naytowhow and others who composed the song perform in the music video.

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Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada (in Inuktitut)

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Translated Title: 
Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A report in Inuktitut based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Includes bibliographical references and audio communiqué in Inuktitut.

Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Comprendre et améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile des Autochtones au Canada
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A report based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Includes bibliographical references, a Compendium of Promising Practices, and a fact sheet.

Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

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English
Translated Title: 
La victimisation avec violence chez les femmes autochtones
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Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A report of a study on violence to Aboriginal women in Canada, based on the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. Found that nearly 67,000, or 13% of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crimes measured by the GSS include sexual assault, robbery and physical assault. The proportion of Aboriginal women who reported spousal violence by a current or former spouse was about two and a half times higher than the proportion of non-Aboriginal women.

 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Empowering words of First Nations women: Manual for speaking out about life, health and… diabetes

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English
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Paroles et pouvoir de femmes de Premières nations : manuel pour une prise de parole sur la vie, la santé... le diabète
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Paper
Author: 
Katia Fecteau
Bernard Roy
Publisher: 
Presses de l'Université Laval
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

Presents the stories of Attikamek, Micmac, and Innu women of Quebec who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Aims to show First Nations women that speaking openly helps people to acquire, develop, and exercise power over life and health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN : 2-7637-8217-5

Across the road: understanding the differences in health services available to First Nations and Métis Women - policy brief

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathy Bent
Joanne Havelock
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
November 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Explains the history of the differences in legal entitlements to health services for First Nations and Métis women. Summarizes the report Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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

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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: 
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.
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