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"Vectors, vessels and victions": HIV/AIDS and women's human rights in Canada  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=529

Argues that inequality and violations of women’s human rights in Canada still contribute to their vulnerability and to the challenges they face in seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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Published: 2005
Gestational diabetes in the aboriginal community

Lists the risk factors for gestational diabetes and the health risks to the mother and baby. Discusses how to prevent and manage gestational diabetes through regular exercise, meal planning and controlled weight gain.

Published: 2001
Abnormal results: understanding your diagnosis and treatment (Cree)  
http://www.cancercare.mb.ca/resource/File/MCCSP/PapTest_Cree.pdf

Explains, in Cree, abnormal Pap smear results. Describes the different diagnositc tests and treatment options.

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Published: 2002
North American Indian, Métis and Inuit women speak about culture, education and work  
http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/SW21-90-2001E.pdf

Examines the barriers created by policies which do not support Aboriginal women to maintain full cultural lives while pursuing contemporary education and work.

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Published: 2002
The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Profile of Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan  
http://www.labour.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=8d5971ae-4ae3-4f8c-a3e6-9c4b360dfeb5

Provides an overview of the issues that are most important to Aboriginal women in their struggle to improve their lives and those of their children. Addresses the health status of First Nations women, along with general demographics and statistics on education, employment, income, housing, families, and violence. Links gender-inclusive analysis with an approach that takes into consideration the broad social and economic situation of groups of people (population health approach). Features comments by a number of First Nations and Metis women in the province.

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Published: 1999
Aboriginal women's roundtable on gender equality  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/abwomenroundtable/index_e.html

Underlines the importance of including all Aboriginal women in decision-making with regards to matters that affect them and their families. Seeks to ensure their voices are heard and respected in the process.

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Published: 2000
A guide for health professionals working with Aboriginal peoples: cross cultural understanding  
www.sogc.org/guidelines/public/100E-PS4-February2001.pdf

Presents a series of recommendations on cross cultural understanding and health care for health professionals.

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Published: 2001
A guide for health professionals working with Aboriginal peoples: Aboriginal health resources  
www.sogc.org/guidelines/public/100E-PS5-March2001.pdf

Presents a series of recommendations on Aboriginal health resources.

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Published: 2001
A guide for health professionals working with Aboriginal peoples: health issues affecting Aboriginal peoples  
www.sogc.org/guidelines/public/100E-PS3-January2001.pdf

Presents a series of recommendations that put forward holistic definitions of health, based on Aboriginal perspectives.

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Published: 2001