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A 2-Year Community-Randomized Controlled Trial of Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in Aboriginal Children

Alternate Title
Two-year Community-Randomized Controlled ...
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Herenia P. Lawrence
Darlene Binguis
Jan Douglas
Lynda McKeown
Bonita Switzer
et al.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 36, no. 6, 2008, pp. 503-516
Description
Study conducted in 20 communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone (Ontario) found treatment administered at least twice per year helped prevent early childhood caries and reduced oral health inequities between young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.
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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile for Thunder Bay [Ontario]

Alternate Title
2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities ; no. 1
2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities: Ontario
2006 Census Aboriginal Population Profile for Thunder Bay, Ontario
Article (Statistics Canada)
E-Books
Author/Creator
Marie-France Germain
Rosalinda Costa
Karen Kelly-Scott
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"Assisting Our Own": Urban Migration, Self-Governance, and Native Women's Organizing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1972 - 1989

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Nancy Janovicek
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 3/4, Urban American Indian Womens Activism, June 1, 2003, pp. 548-565
Description
Discussion of the Anishinabequek organization that provided services for women and children in an atmosphere that emphasized cultural retention and Indigenous pride.
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Breaking Free, Breaking Through: An Arts-Based Research Project to Examine Violence against Aboriginal Women

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC)
Ontario Native Womens' Association (ONWA)
Description
Project to identify protective factors which led women to leave abusive relationships and stay away permanently. Research involved women from five Ontario cities: Fort Frances, Hamilton, Ottawa, Timmins and Thunder Bay.
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Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Gerry McNeilly
Description
Inquiry conducted in response to allegations that the Thunder Bay Police Service had not conducted thorough investigations into more than 30 suspicious deaths. Examined 37 investigations, selected both randomly and based on specific criteria, involving sudden deaths going back to 2009. Found that systemic racism exists in the police service at an institutional level. Includes 44 recommendations.
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Changing Attitudes, Touching Hearts

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Nicola Burns
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 7, November 2002, p. 15
Description

Relates how a cultural awareness workshop for staff initiated by chaplain Leonard Bananish has changed attitudes about Aboriginal inmates of the Thunder Bay district jail.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.8.

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The Culture of Strengths Makes Them Feel Valued and Competent: Aboriginal Children, Child Welfare, and a School Strengths Intervention

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Keith Brownlee
Edward Rawana
Julia MacArthur
Michelle Probizanski
First Peoples Child & Family Review, vol. 5, no. 1, 2010, pp. 106-113
Description
Discusses the implementation of a culturally sensitive strengths-based intervention approach within an elementary school, and looks at its value to Aboriginal children from the child welfare system.
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Failing Canada's First Nations Children

Alternate Title
16x9
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Hannah James
Shawnda Mamakwa
Description
Documentary about children being forced to leave their reserves in order to attend high school. Follows a student from Kingfisher Lake First Nation to Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Between 2000 and 2011 seven students from remote First Nations have been found dead in Thunder Bay. Duration: 33:11.
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Grand Chief Stan Beardy

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Description
Profile of Stan Beardy who was born and raised at Bearskin Lake, and is now Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski First Nation.
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Indigenous Feminist Theory and Embodied Settler Colonialism

Alternate Title
Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin (Knowledge)
E-Books » Chapters
Description
Chapter from Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin (Knowledge) by Tricia McGuire-Adams. Focuses on the use of stories and knowledge from Indigenous Elders to both heal and disrupt embodied settler colonialism for Indigenous women.
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Indigenous Nurses Entry Program - Lakehead University

Alternate Title
Native Nurses Entry Program - Lakehead University
Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Describes program providing skills and academic preparation for a four year nursing degree; criteria for entrance and support service information included. Previously called the Native Nurses Entry Program
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“It’s a lot of work, and I’m still doing it”: Indigenous Perceptions of Help after Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
K. Amanda Maranzan
Roseanna Hudson
Rosemary Scofich
Melody McGregor
Rachel Seguin
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 13, no. 1, A Barrier-free Health System for Indigenous Communities, August 27, 2018, pp. 140-156
Description
Researchers used talking circles, interviews and survey to learn from participants about types of spiritual, physical, and emotional practices which helped them with the healing process.
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Mapping Geographies of Canadian Colonial Occupation: Pathway Analysis of Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Annita Hetoevėhotohke'e Lucchesi
Gender, Place & Culture, vol. 26, no. 6, 2019, pp. 868-887
Description
Uses life course analysis of four women to explore linkages between relationships to the land, colonialism and intergenerational violence, and argues that rather than putting themselves at risk as is popularly perceived, they find themselves subjected to circumstances created and maintained by the Canadian state which make them vulnerable to perpetrators of violence.
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Northern Nishnawbe Education Council & Dennis Franklin

Cromarty High School’s First Annual Joint Report on the

Status & Implementation of Jury Recommendations from

the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth [2017]

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School
Description
The youths had relocated from remote communities to Thunder Bay in order to attend high school. 2018 Report. 2019 Report
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Our Health Counts Thunder Bay Factsheets

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
[Michael Rotondi]
[Stephanie McConkey]
[Michelle Firestone]
[Ramanpreet Brar]
[M. Hardy}
... [et.al]
Description

Survey conducted using Respondent-Driven Sampling resulted in 601 adult and 229 child surveys being completed. In addition to health questions respondents were asked about other topics such as culture, identity, housing, discrimination, and access to justice.

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Perceptions of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia among Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario: Thunder Bay Community Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kristen Jacklin
Wayne Warry
Devin Dietrich
Description
Outlines findings from interviews, focus groups, and participant observations involving 30 individuals as well as relevant information from academic literature. Goal was to gain understanding of local community's perceptions concerning symptoms and meaning of the disease, practices relating to detection, treatment and care, and healthy aging.
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Racism Experiences of Urban Indigenous Women in Ontario, Canada: “We All Have That Story That Will Break Your Heart”

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anita C Benoit
Jasmine Cotnam
Doe O'Brien-Teengs
Saara Green
International Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, June 18, 2019
Description
Mixed methods research study explores how Indigenous women in two Canadian urban centers experience racism. Findings indicate that participants experience racism in ways that can be classified as individual, collective or institutional, and cultural and rage from historical events to contemporary manifestations.
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Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on Indigenous Issues in Canada

Alternate Title
Clissold Lecture ; 2018
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Tanya Talaga
Description
Toronto Star journalist and author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths, Tanya Talaga, talks about how she came to write the book about the deaths of seven First Nations high school students, the story of Chanie Wenjack, who died while running away from a residential school and what these stories say about Canadian society and history. Duration: 1:13:35.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 49: Oak Room, Ramada Inn, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Documents & Presentations
Description
RCAP 49 contains files from the sitting of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in the Oak Room, Ramada Inn, Thunder Bay, Ontario. This sitting of the Commission contains presentations relating to land claims, self-government, alcohol and drug abuse issues, education and tourism. Each presentation can be viewed individually on this site.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Individual Presentation by Alice Sabourin

Documents & Presentations
Description
File contains an individual presentation by Alice Sabourin who is completing her Master's degree in social work. She relates problems she has experienced with discrimination within the educational community, both as an Aboriginal person and as a woman. Following the presentation is a question-and-answer session with the Commissioners.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Individual Presentation by Ann Cox

Documents & Presentations
Description
File contains an individual presentation by Ann Cox, an Objibwe woman who believes the Canadian government is unable to help Aboriginal peoples solve all issues, and that "all of the answers are in our past." Following the presentation is a question-and-answer session with the Commissioners.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Individual Presentation by Burt Sellick

Documents & Presentations
Description
File contains an individual presentation by Burt Sellick, a retired school director with Hillcrest High school in Thunder Bay, which has a large percentage of Aboriginal students. He discusses a wide range of subjects including youth self-esteem, more Aboriginals in the education system and eliminating cultural bias and omissions in textbooks. Following the presentation is a question-and-answer session with the Commissioners.
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