Aboriginal women and homelessness

Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual

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English
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L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel du cheminement pour le mieux-être des femmes
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Online
Author: 
Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal women’s guide to housing & shelters in Winnipeg

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English
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Online
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Mother of Red Nations Women’s Council of Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A practical guide for Aboriginal women seeking housing resources in Winnipeg.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online

Matrimonial real property - overview

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English
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Online
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Native Women’s Association of Canada

Discusses how the lack of clarity in matrimonial property laws on reserves in Canada means that women in common law relationships who are experiencing violence, or who have become widowed, may lose their homes.

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Available online.

Being homeless is getting to be normal: a study of women's homelessness in the Northwest Territories

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English
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Online
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Mary Beth Levan
Judie Bopp
Gillian McNaughton
Mira Hache
Publisher: 
YWCA Yellowknife and the Yellowknife Women’s Society
Publication Date: 
2007

Reports on the conditions in the Northwest Territories that underlie women’s homelessness.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
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Includes bibliographical references.

The Arctic: gender issues

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English
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L'Arctique : la problématique hommes-femmes
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Online
Author: 
Clara Morgan
Publisher: 
Library of Parliament, Social Affairs Division
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the high rate of domestic violence in Canada’s Arctic that places women at high risk of homelessness in a region where housing shortages are especially severe.

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Includes bibliographic references.

“A story I never heard before”: Aboriginal young women, homelessness, and restoring connections

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English
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Online
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Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 31-54
Publisher: 
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health,
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Explores the stories of the nine homeless Aboriginal girls, placing their stories in context of colonialism in Canada and the destructive legacy of residential schools.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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