Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples

Family violence and homelessness: an Aboriginal woman's perspective

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Charlotte Mearns
Publisher: 
Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Argues that an examination of the direct correlation between family violence and the varying degrees of homelessness among Aboriginal peoples is missing.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal education in Winnipeg inner city high schools

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jim Silver
Kathy Mallett
Janice Greene
Freeman Simard
Publisher: 
Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Studies the educational circumstances of Aboriginal students in Winnipeg inner city high schools.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886272998
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Forest Peoples Programme

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

Forms an organization that supports forest peoples’ rights to determine their own futures, to control the use of their lands and to carry out sustainable use of their resources. Provides technical, fund-raising, capacity-building and policy advice to local forest communities and indigenous peoples, and works closely with the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. Carries out research, analysis, and advocacy to ensure that the rights of forest peoples are central to the development of policy at national and international level. Publishes authoritative studies on the situation of forest peoples, in English, French and Spanish.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
+ 44 (0)1608 652893
Email Address: 
info@forestpeoples.org
Fax Number: 
+ 44 (0)1608 652878
Street Address: 
1c Fosseway Business Park
Addt'l Street Address: 
Stratford Rd
City: 
Moreton-in-Marsh
Postal/ZIP Code: 
GL56 9NQ

Urban Aboriginal children poverty: a status report on Aboriginal children and their families in Ontario

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English
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Paper
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Kim Anderson
Sarah Blackwell
David Dornan
Publisher: 
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the scope and effects of Aboriginal child and family poverty in urban centres in Ontario. Outlines some of the current services that address poverty and identifies gaps in this service area. Provides recommendations related to social policy.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.A53 2000

Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program

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

Provides culturally appropriate on-site community-based HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection education and training to Aboriginal communities, organization, and professionals withing B.C. Workshop topics include: Youth Strengthening the Circle; HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention; STD Basics; Healing House: Hepatitis C Information Sharing; Healthy Sexuality; Why Aboriginal People are at Risk for HIV/AIDS; Community and Workplace Policy; Homemakers, Home Care and HIV; Preparing Supportive Communities; and, Activities Kit: Weaving the Mind/Body/Spirit.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-707-5605
Email Address: 
cheemamuk@bccdc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-707-5604
Street Address: 
BC Centre for Disease Control
Addt'l Street Address: 
655 W 12th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 4R4
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

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

Forms a national body to "unify the voice" and coordinate efforts to reduce violence and share information on best practices to address violence in the Aboriginal community, which evolved from a Best Practices Conference in 1999. Initiates, designs and delivers culturally appropriate programs and services to address family violence, and to support shelters and family violence prevention centres. Provides necessary support to service providers for networking and capacity building. Web site provides lists of aboriginal shelters in Canada.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-236-1844
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613-236-8057
Street Address: 
301-396 Cooper St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 2H7

Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations. Aboriginal Canada: synthesis paper

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English
Author: 
Naomi Adelson
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Reivews the health disparities among Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) in Canada, all direct and indirect results of social, economic, cultural and political inequities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.R43 2004
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Chapter in "Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations international think tank: synthesis papers." Includes bibliographical references.

The Human Genome Project and the issue of biodiversity

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Priscilla Settee
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outliens the work of Aboriginal peoples around the world to mobilise against biopiracy - the appropriation of indigenouse knowledge and indigenous bodies.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Indigenous peoples & participatory health research: planning & management - preparing research agreements

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English
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Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneza, Switzerland

Provides information on the joint management of research by research institutions and Indigenous Peoples, particularly in relation to the drawing up of a research agreement specifying the terms and conditions under which health research for mutual benefit will be carried out.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.I53 2003

What First Nations think about their health and health care

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the results of a national public opinion telephone poll on First Nations health issues (Canada). Includes information on First Nations views and opinions regarding certain health and health care issues, including: perceived personal health; access to health care providers; use of the health care system; satisfaction and experience with the health care system; use of, and attitudes towards, traditional Aboriginal healers and medicines; sources of health information; and, opinions on improving Aboriginal health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.W45 2004
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