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A gender analysis of the stress experience of young Mi'kmaq women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no1EN.pdf

Describes a research project that examined physical and mental stressors, and stressors related to social relationships among on-reserve young Mi'kmaq women.

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Published: 2003
Living in balance: gender, structural inequalities, and health promoting behaviors in Manitoba First Nation communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/livingInBalance.pdf

Describes health promoting behaviours such as engaging in more physical activity, positive dietary changes, quitting smoking, and stopping drinking for a time, in First Nations peoples.

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Published: 2000
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving22.pdf

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

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Published: 2001
Brief: study on the key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property upon the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/human_rights/brief_human_rights.pdf

Reports on the difficulties faced by First Nations women in regard to matrimonial property on Indian Reserves.

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Published: 2003
The division of real matrimonial property on reserve lands

Looks at the legal aspects, socio-political context and the factual elements that have either a direct or indirect impact on the division of matrimonial real property on reserve lands.

Published: 2004
Aboriginal diabetes initiative: First Nations on-reserve and Inuit in Inuit communities: program framework  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/diseases-maladies/_diabete/2000_reserve-program/index-eng.php

Outlines the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, a Health Canada project designed to help meet the needs of Aboriginal people in combating the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in their communities. Describes the target population, program purpose, program objectives, program elements, delivery model, funding, criteria and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, for the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative.

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Published: 2000
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq on-reserve female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/an-exploration.pdf

Examines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health stressors experienced by Mi'kmaq female youth.

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Published: 2001
Nursing leadership and support: elements of a framework for community consultation
Provides a synthesis of questions surrounding nursing in First Nation communities. Also examines the challenges of recruiting and retaining nurses in northern and isolated First Nations communities.
Published: 2003
A framework for A.N.A.C. consultation to transferred First Nations communities for effetive nurse recruitment
Analyzes the challenges of nurse recruitment in First Nations communities. Provides strategies and recommendations to address this problem.
Published: 2003
Summary report on current nursing workplace issues and best practices in Aboriginal communities. Final report, March 2002
Identifies nursing workplaces issues in Aboriginal communities, focussing on issues characterised as common and persistent within the national scope. Examines these issues and associated best practices solutions under 5 categories: leadership; partnerships; resource adequacy for client services; information management; and, human resources. Notes importance of community leaders' developing communication; surmises that, while communication was not identified as an issue, it is an underlying factor behind most workplace issues. Emphasises importance of developing best practice solutions to nursing issues, guided by more evidence-based, peer-reviewed research. Highlights need for respect of the health of nurses, who are becoming more scarce in, and yet are bearing more responsibility as primary care givers for ensuring and improving the health of, Aboriginal communities.
Published: 2002