Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

Federally sentenced Aboriginal women in maximum security: what happened to the promises of “creating choices”?

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
SkyBlue Morin
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the experiences of Aboriginal women in federal maximum security prisons in Canada by conducting indepth interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal women. Aims to make the voices of these women heard and explore and critique the policies and programs that Correctional Services Canada (CSC) has in place to help reduce the security levels of Aboriginal women. Concludes by stating that CSC responsibility and obligation to incarcerated Aboriginal women has not been fulfilled, but has been remiss in respecting their ethnic, cultural and spiritual beliefs. Although CSC policy have mandated intentions to implement programs that recognize Aboriginal culture and spiritual beliefs, discrimination and racism against FSAW have been sited extensively.

Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Cross Centre Initiatives
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Karen R. Grant (ed.)
Carol Amaratunga (ed.)
Pat Armstrong (ed.)
Madeline Boscoe (ed.)
Ann Pederson (ed.)
Kay Willson (ed.)
Publisher: 
Garamond Press
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Aurora, ON

Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CEX CARE.C37 2004
ISBN 155193048X
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2004: The Canadian health care system is undergoing steady change, but one thing that remains constant is the key role that women play in providing care. Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both the paid and unpaid care workers in this country. Yet, their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Government reforms such as the introduction of market systems in health care may result in some cost efficiencies, but not necessarily better working conditions for those who care, much less better care for those who need it. Similarly, the increasing transfer of patients into community care may mean that individuals are able to convalesce in more familiar surroundings and with the people they love. But the added burden on family members - usually women - may mean forgone paid work, not to mention changes in personal relationships between those who care and those who are cared for and about.

Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre

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

Provides student tutoring, youth group, dance group, counselling for job, alcohol and drugs, domestive violence, or other personal issues, a needle exchange program, and a half-way house. Also offers upgrading computer skills courses.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-420-1576
Email Address: 
micmacfriendshipcentre@msn.com
Fax Number: 
902-423-6130
Street Address: 
2158 Gottingen St
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3K 3B4

Circle of hope: a journey of survival (Oji-Cree)

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Cree
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Video
Author: 
Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program
Publisher: 
Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a 30 minute video that showcases the stories of three Aboriginal women who have survived breast cancer.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.C57 1997

Keepers of the earth: women, health and HIV/AIDS

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English
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Paper
Video
Tape
Author: 
Susan Judith Ship
Laura Norton
Doreen Sterling
André Roussil
Publisher: 
National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

Presents a training package, that includes a manual, video, public service announcement and training workshop. Provides information to help enhance community health representatives' capacities in HIV/AIDS prevention and incommunity education with women, emphasizing culturally-appropriate models of healthy sexuality and the reduction of high risk behaviours. Also addresses the multiple and specific needs of First Nations and Inuit women living with HIV/AIDS or who are caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.

ISBN/ISSN: 
AIDS.K44 1999
ISBN 0968372066

Tobacco cessation strategies during pregnancy and motherhood: facilitator's discussion guide

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Karen McCulla
Publisher: 
National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

Examines tobacco cessation strategies for pregnant Aboriginal women and mothers. Promotes a respect of tobacco, of children, and of women, and demonstrates how these strategies must seek to teach and heal in a positive and nurturing manner. Provides resources to assist community health representatives to use in their communities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973095016
SMOK.M33 2002

Circle of hope: a journey of survival

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English
Media Type: 
Video
Author: 
Ontario Breast Screening Program
Publisher: 
Ontario Breast Screening Program
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a 30 minute video that showcases the stories of three Aboriginal women who have survived breast cancer.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.C57 1997

Speaking of abuse: violence against Aboriginal women in relationships

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Camille Callison
Carrie Humchitt
Winnifred Assmann
Publisher: 
Legal Services Society
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explains women's legal rights in British Columbia in terms of her safety from violence, reflecting the most recent changes to the laws that affect women in abusive relationships.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0772647267
VIOL.S64 2001

Mother of Red Nations Women's Council of Manitoba

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

Works to promote, protect and support the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental well being of all Aboriginal women and children in Manitoba; and to provide voice, representation and advocacy for Aboriginal women through spiritual, cultural, social, economic, political, educational, and recreational development. Provides advocacy and support for Aboriginal women. Administers a skills development training and employment fund for urban Aboriginal women. Creates and promotes community training and learning initiatives to empower and build individual and community capacity. Connects Aboriginal women with culturally relevant healing, training and professional development initiatives. Organizes workshops and conferences on a wide range of issues impacting Aboriginal women in Manitoba.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-942-6676
Email Address: 
morn@morn.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
204-942-2729
Street Address: 
300-141 Bannatyne
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3B 0R3

Resource list for native communities in Ontario

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information about abuse issues for aboriginal women. Defines wife assault, physical, emotional/mental, spiritual, sexual and financial abuse. Includes links to Web sites of interest to aboriginal communities.

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