Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

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

Works to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
404-344-9629
Email Address: 
info@sistersong.net
Fax Number: 
404-346-7517
Street Address: 
PO Box 311020
City: 
Atlanta
Province: 
Georgia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
31131

A reproductive health agenda for women of color

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Initiative
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Works to lend mutual support in initiating and/or enhancing local reproductive tract infection (RTI) programs to foster increased awareness and access to reproductive health care for women of color.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.S57 2001

Aboriginal and francophone women's perception of heart health in their communities: a focus group study report

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Sudbury & District Health Unit
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Sudbury, ON

Provides the results of a focus group that wanted to raise awareness and educate and involve francophone and aboriginal women in their own heart health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.S83 2002

AIDS and Aboriginal women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Facts sheet describes how incidences of HIV/AIDS are higher among Aboriginal women than non-Aboriginal women, and how women are more vulnerable to HIV infection than men. Recommends targetting HIV education to Aboriginal women.

Women of color health data book

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Examines factors affecting the health and assessemtn of women of colour, as well as issues related to improving the health of women of colour in the United States.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women of color

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Mary E. Northridge, editor
Publisher: 
American Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Special issue of the American Journal of Public Health: deals with issues of the health of women of colour in various papers. Reports on conference convened by Martha Hargraves in May 2001 on Eliminating health disparities among minority women. Provides overview of social embeddedness of health. Also examines areas such as future health needs of women of colour, rural health and women of colour, and research and practice issues with women of colour (including papers on cancers, Hepatitis C, HIV, mammography, mortality, and racial discrimination).

ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.W66 2002
ISSN 00900036 (print)
ISSN 15410048 (electronic)

Alberta Aboriginal Women's Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development

Assists aboriginal women, their families and communities in furthering their goals. Provides referral services and training programs.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-624-3416
Email Address: 
aaws@telusplanet.net
Fax Number: 
780-624-3409
Street Address: 
PO Box 5168 STN Main
Addt'l Street Address: 
9423 84th Avem
City: 
Peace River
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T8S 1R8
Internal Notes : 
updated December 2011

Awo-Taan Healing Lodge (formerly Awo-Taan Calgary Native Women's Shelter)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Provides an immediate response to domestic violence for women and children through a 24-hour crisis line. Offers a secured facility, individual counselling, group healing circles, community referrals, child support, advocacy, information and education regarding domestic violence, access to relevant resources, and support in basic needs such as transportation, donated clothing and meals.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-531-1970x200
Secondary Telephone: 
(Crisis lines) 403-531-1972 OR 403-531-1976
Email Address: 
awotaan@awotaan.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
403-531-1977
Street Address: 
PO Box 6084 Stn A
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2H 2L3

Canadian Indigenous Women's Resource Institute

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

Raises awareness and educates non-native people regarding issues facing visible minorities, specifically aboriginal people, and stresses how this knowledge can benefit society as a whole. Develops and presents workshops, seminars, and educational forums specifically targetting Indigenous women and relevant issues, including healing circles and spiritual counselling. Provides and promotes mental, physical, spiritual and emotional healing through native spirituality.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-228-7717
Email Address: 
ciwri@virtualcity.com
Fax Number: 
403-244-7617
Street Address: 
201-1039 17 Ave SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2T 0B2

Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women

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

Promotes positive attitudes towards aboriginal women. Promotes aboriginal women and their particular field of expertise and ability. Addresses issues of concern at the local, provincial, federal and international levels. Encourages the participation of Indigenous people, including women, in any forums dealing with Indigenous human rights.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-479-8195
Email Address: 
iaaw@iaaw.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
780-471-2169
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-471-2171
Street Address: 
300-10256 112th St
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5K 1M4
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