Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples

Traditional medicine in contemporary contexts: protecting and respecting indigenous knowledge and medicine

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Dawn Martin Hill
Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents key issues evolving from an environmental scan of traditional medicine, and
from focus groups with Elders and healers.

A holistic framework for Aboriginal policy research

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carolyn Kenny
Emily Faries
Jo-Anne Fiske
Cora Voyageur
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a document to support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers working in an Aboriginal context and to encourage them to adopt a holistic approach to Aboriginal policy research.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.K46 2004
ISBN 0662683722
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Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French on inverted pages. Title on added t.p. : Cadre holistique pour la recherche en matière de politiques autochtones.

No place for violence: Canadian Aboriginal alternatives

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Jocelyn Proulx (ed.)
Sharon Perrault (ed.)
Publisher: 
Fernwood Publishing and RESOLVE
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents studies on the link between family violence in Aboriginal communities and colonization. Also examines the need for family violence programming specific to and by Aboriginal people and the efforts made by the Aboriginal community to meet that need.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1552660346
VIOL.N67 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Circle Project Association Inc.

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

Provides a family violence program in Regina that supports the well-being of families and strengthens at-risk Aboriginal families that are dealing with the trauma of family violence. Also supports non-Aboriginal people who are in crisis and seeking support. Offers: outreach and home visits; men's and women’s healing circles using traditional Aboriginal models; assessing clients’ needs and providing individual and group counselling; referring clients to other resources when necessary; and holding workshops and seminars about family violence for clients and for the community.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-347-7515
Fax Number: 
306-347-7519
Street Address: 
1102-8th Ave
City: 
Regina
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S4R 1C9

Family Healing Circle Lodge

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

Provides a family violence program for Saskatoon that targets Aboriginal people who are dealing with the trauma of family violence, as well as serving non-Aboriginal people who are in crisis and seeking support. Offers: men’s support group; counselling for men who are engaging in family violence; supporting victims of family violence and accompanying them to court appearances, legal appointments and counselling; and home visits to assess home situations, and to provide follow up and support services to families.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-653-3900
Fax Number: 
306-653-0394
Street Address: 
128 Avenue Q S
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7M 1T3

Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

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

Provides intervention from family violence issues using a holistic approach that involves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of individuals who are caught up in the cycle of family violence. Targets people who are experiencing problems with family violence, substance abuse or are suffering from emotional pain. Services offered include: educating individuals, families and groups about the effects of family violence in relation to Aboriginal people; working as a team with staff of the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre; developing plans for delivery of family violence education; and advocating for clients.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-244-0174
Email Address: 
simfc@sk.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
306-664-2536
Street Address: 
168 Wall St
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7K 1N4

Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc

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Governmental Body
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Provides a family violence program for the Battlefords to meet the needs of victims, children, offenders and their families who are caught up in the cycle of family violence. Targets Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems with family violence, as well as serving non-Aboriginal people who are in crisis and seeking support. Services offered include: * Individual and family counselling; referrals to other services; informing community leaders about conditions that affect the wellbeing of the community; and, informing the community about the services offered by the family violence program.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-445-3500
Fax Number: 
306-446-2533
Street Address: 
Box 1270
City: 
Battleford
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0M 1E0

Métis Women of Yorkton

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Responds to the needs of children and their families who are at risk for family violence in Yorkton. Targets Metis people, and especially Metis parents and children who are experiencing family violence, and also serves both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Services offered include: developing men’s and women’s healing circles, using traditional Aboriginal models; interviewing clients to assess their needs; acting as a liaison to other resources and agencies; facilitating appropriate therapies for clients; counselling clients and groups about family violence; referring clients to other programs if needed; and educating clients and the community about family violence.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-782-5533
Fax Number: 
306-782-6046
Street Address: 
Box 20021
City: 
Yorkton
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S3N 3X3

Sharing responsibility: building healthy communities in Winnipeg's North End

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jason Brown
Nancy Higgitt
Susan Wingert
Christine Miller
Mary Williams
Larry Morrissette
North End Housing Project
Publisher: 
Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores the perceptions of inner-city residents and service providers to represent their ideas about building healthy communities. Provides a series of recommendations for involving residents in community building.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Racial minorities, medicine and health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
B. Singh Bolaria
Rosemary Bolaria
Publisher: 
Fernwood Publishing
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines racial and socio-economic dimensions of health and illness. Also looks at the health related issues for immigrant populations. Studies the health status and health care of Aboriginal peoples.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.B65 1994
ISBN 1895686415
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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