Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women

Battered Women's Support Services

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

Provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist battered women in British Columbia. Also offers feminist-oriented training to support group facilitators and peer counselors for women’s groups.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-687-1867
Email Address: 
bwss@bwss.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-687-1868
Tollfree Phone Number: 
855-687-1868
Street Address: 
PO Box 21503
Addt'l Street Address: 
1424 Commercial Dr
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5L 5G2
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre - McGregor Neighbourhood Site

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

Maintains a resource centre in Winnipeg that provides culturally relevant preventive and supportive programs and services for Aboriginal families.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-925-0348
Fax Number: 
204-825-0308
Street Address: 
97 McGregor Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R2W 4V5

Aboriginal women in Canada: strategic research directions for policy development

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Madeleine Dion Stout
Gregory D. Kipling
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews the literature on current and emerging policy issues as they affect, and are of concern to, Canadian Aboriginal women.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.S76 1998
ISBN 0662634314
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French on inverted pages. Title on added t.p.: Les femmes autochtones au Canada.</p>

The health of minority women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Office on Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines various topics regarding the health of minority women in the United States, which includes African American or Black women, Hispanic women or Latinas, Asian American women, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women and American Indian/Alaska Native women. Looks at barriers limiting access to health care, the use of preventive health services, and health status and concerns.

Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Good news and bad news for Aboriginal midwives

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Jane George
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the implications of the legalization of midwifery in Québec for Nunavik midwives delivering babies according to traditional aboriginal midwifery in Québec.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Inclusive social policy development: ideas for practitioners

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Elizabeth Kwan
Publisher: 
Canadian Council on Social Development
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at ways to help make organizations more inclusive of diversity considerations.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 088810457X
Notes: 
Review, Network Spring 1998: A booklet, designed for practitioners, administrators and researchers in the social policy field to provide: ways to help make organizations more inclusive of diversity considerations; tools for building diversity-affirming communities; and, examples of inclusive projects and activities.

Women call for culturally rooted remedies

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Caroline L. Tait
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Reports on the Wisdom of Native Women Wellness Conference, a gathering of multiple nations of Aboriginal women to address their health and wellness concerns put on by the Aboriginal Women of Montreal.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Kichi chistemaw pimatisiwin: tobacco as the way of life: facilitator's guide & handbook. Smoking reduction program for Aborigi

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Native Women's Transition Centre
Publisher: 
Native Women's Transition Centre
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Contains all the tools needed to create a thirteen week program, including traditional teachings about the use of tobacco.

ISBN/ISSN: 
SMOK.N38
Notes: 
Review, Network Winter 1998: Kichi Chistemaw Pimatisiwin: Tobacco as the Way of Life smoking reduction program for Aboriginal People has an easy-to-follow facilitators' guide that contains all the tools needed to create the thirteen week program. It includes traditional teachings about the use of tobacco. Power, control and aboriginal experiences are highlighted.

Aboriginal women's breast health/breast cancer booklet series

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Barbara Bilodeau
Patricia Harper
Katherine Dinner
Publisher: 
The Hope Breast Cancer Information and Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how to reduce cancer risk, receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, and available treatment options and supports. Explains how Aboriginal women can stay healthy.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.B55 1998
Notes: 
Review, Network Summer 1998: Aboriginal Women's Breast Health/Breast Cancer Booklet Series covers reducing cancer risk, receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, treatment options, and available supports. The six booklets show ways that Aboriginal women and communities can stay healthy and get involved in the health initiative of early detection of breast cancer.

Native Women's Transition Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Provides temporary residence for Aboriginal women and their children, as well as support groups for skills development for independent living, counselling, child care services and women's sharing circles. Also operates Memengwaa Place, which offers second-stage, independent living for Aboriginal women and children suffering from the long-term effects of abuse.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-989-8240
Email Address: 
nwtc@mts.net
Fax Number: 
204-586-1101
Street Address: 
105 Aikins St
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R2W 4E4
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