Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

Sunrise Native Addictions Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling
Clinical or health care services

Assists individuals and families affected by addictions by providing education, prevention treatment and support. Offers Women's programs including Weekly Women's Group, Weekly Sharing Circle and E.A.G.L.E. (Ending Aggression Group Living Empowered) Circle.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-261-7921
Email Address: 
nasgeneral@nass.ca
Fax Number: 
403-261-7945
Street Address: 
1231-34 Ave NE
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2E 6N4

Survivors of sexual abuse: clinical, lifestyle and reproductive consequences

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
T. Kue Young
Alan Katz
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines whether reported sexual abuse and its associated demographic and health-related effects are different for aboriginal and non-aboriginal women. Finds that abuse may be associated with subsequent health behaviors, beyond specific physical and psychosocial disorders. Concludes that aboriginal and non-aboriginal women who have suffered sexual abuse showed substantial differences in their subsequent health and health-related behaviours. Includes references.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Culture, violence, and inequality

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Yasmin Jiwani
Publisher: 
FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines the positive and negative perceptions of cultural difference and the real impact of inequalities for women of colour, and immigrant and refugee women from racialized communities. Includes references.

Women's Circle

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Discusses empowerment, cultural and traditional issues, roles and rights of Aboriginal women and responsibilities of Aboriginal women.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-963-9963
Fax Number: 
416-963-9573
Street Address: 
c/o Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
Addt'l Street Address: 
191 Gerrard St E
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5A 2E5

Aboriginal women: no rights to land or children

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Mabel Nipshank
Publisher: 
Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Claims that the destruction of the matriarchal system has led to the normalization of violence against women and the creation of additional obstacles for women who want child custody and access rights.

The lived experience of discrimination: Aboriginal women who are federally sentenced

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Patricia Monture-Angus
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines how the on-going failure of the Canadian correctional system to consider the structure and impact of the system on Aboriginal women, over-represented in Canadian correctional facilities, results in continued disadvantage and discrimination.

Triple jeopardy: the dynamics of gender, "race" and class discrimination. Aboriginal women and HIV/AIDS

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Susan Judith Ship
Laura Norton
Publisher: 
The National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

Examines the current literature on HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal women in Canada. Written to address the gap in research on Aboriginal women and HIV/AIDS that currently exists.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.S85 1998
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq female youth in Nova Scotia

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English
Translated Title: 
Une exploration de l'expérience du stress chez les adolescentes Mi'Kmaq en Nouvelle-Écosse
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Explores the underlying stress experiences of Mi'kmaq young women living on reserves, and seeks to develop policy and program interventions.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ACEWH ABGN.M68 2001

QWOC: Queer Women of Colour

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race, racial, ethnic and cultural minority women and girls who are questioning their sexuality and/or who identify with bisexual, dyke, transgendered, queer, lesbian. A Victoria-based social and political group that promotes awareness and action around queer and racial issues.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(250) 479-9753
Email Address: 
qwoc@hotmail.com
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia

Healing our Spirit BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Aims to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS in both urban and rural Aboriginal communities in British Columbia through educational workshops and resources. Offers care and support services to Aboriginal peoples infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-879-8884
Email Address: 
info@healingourspirit.org
Fax Number: 
604-879-9926
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-745-8884
Street Address: 
100-2425 Quebec St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5T 4L6
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