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Aboriginal Seniors' Housing in Edmonton: Final Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
John Douglas Crookshanks
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre
Description
Researchers gathered information through conducting talking circles at the Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors' Centre and the Operation Friendship Seniors Society. The most common issues were discrimination by landlords and neighbours, difficulties in locating and accessing housing services, and inability to have family members stay. Makes eight recommendations. Several of the seniors tell their story in this video.
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Adult Māori Patients’ Healthcare Experiences of the Emergency Department in a District Health Facility in New Zealand

Alternate Title
Adult Maori Patients' Healthcare Experiences of the Emergency Department in a District Health Facility in New Zealand
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sneha Grace Abraham
Marama Tauranga
Deborah Moore
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 13, no. 1, A Barrier-free Health System for Indigenous Communities, August 2018, pp. 87-103
Description
Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with four female participants who identified three main areas for improvement: physical environment, interactions with practitioners, and unique factors faced by elders.
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BC Elders' Guide

Alternate Title
British Columbia Elders' Guide
E-Books
Author/Creator
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
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Elder Abuse Issues in Indian Country

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
M. Yvonne Jackson
Teresa Sappier
Description

Presents findings from the Elder Abuse Survey conducted with Tribal Judges, Title VI Program Directors and Tribal Elders and review of elder abuse codes. Also includes a model tribal elder protection code, examples of abuse, and discussion of traditional cultural practices and their impact.

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Evaluation of a Dementia Awareness Resource for Use in Remote Indigenous Communities

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Melissa Lindeman
Kerry Taylor
Pim Kuipers
Kylie Stothers
Karen Piper
Description
Pilot project called Looking Out for Dementia involved production of a 16 minute DVD in English and three Indigenous languages (Warlpiri, Kriol, Djambarrpuyngu), an accompanying flip chart in plain English, and a poster publicizing the resource. Evaluation carried out through observation, focus groups and telephone interviews with participants and coordinators of aged services.
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The Face Pullers: Ch.4 Images - "Beaver Old Woman"

Alternate Title
The Face Pullers: Photographing Native Canadians, 1871-1939
Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Harry Pollard
Description
Photograph of an elderly woman with a pipe, captioned "Beaver Old Woman" From the book The Face Pullers: Photographing Native Canadians, 1871-1939 by Brock Silversides.
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Family Support Networks among Elders in a Native American Community: Contact with Children and Siblings among the Prairie Band Potawatomi

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Robert John
Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 1991, pp. 45-59
Description
Study primarily consisted of interviews with 19 elders about contact with each child and sibling with respect to nine common activities: recreation, visits to talk, family gatherings, participation in religious activities, telephone conversations, sharing a meal, exchanging gifts, and giving or receiving help. The effects of proximity, gender, marital status and equity of helping relationship were then analyzed.
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The Fate of the Eyak Indians in Russian America (1783–1867)

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrei V. Grinëv
Arctic Anthropology, vol. 54, no. 2, 2017, pp. 52-70
Description
From a Russian-Anthropological perspective, the author discusses the history, society, and culture of the Eyak peoples during the time that Alaska was controlled by the Russian Empire. Article in translation.
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Final Report: Inclusion in Mainstream Spaces, Services and Programs in Vancouver’s Inner City: Comparing the Experiences and Perceptions of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Seniors

Alternate Title
Elders Inclusion Research
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Tyesa Kruz
Nicole Esligar
Kathy Fukuyama
Erin Grant
Lorelei Hawkins
Kat Norris
Description
Information gathered from literature review, interviews and survey involving service providers, and guided interviews and sharing circles with seniors.
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First Nations Elders’ Perspectives of Engagement in Community Programs in Nak’azdli Whut’en, British Columbia, Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Rochelle Tonkin
Shannon Freeman
Jenny Martin
Valerie Ward
Kelly Skinner
Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 5-6, December 2018, pp. 717-725
Description
Study coordinated by the health centre with some support from academic partners, assessed the types of programming Elders would be interested in, and what they saw to be barriers to participation. Researchers offered participants several options to encourage survey participation including language and location of interview; a well-respected Elder was hired to conduct the interviews.
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HACC Service Models for People with Younger Onset Dementia & People with Dementia and Behaviours of Concern: Issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders People and People from Culturally Diverse and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: Final Report

Alternate Title
Health and Community Care Service Models for People with Younger Onset Dementia & People with Dementia and Behaviours of Concern
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Carrie Hayter
Carol Vale
Merilyn Alt
Description
Presents findings of consultations with people in the Metro North Region of Sydney, Australia which were held assess the cultural appropriateness and relevance of recommendations from the report HACC Service Models for People with Younger Onset Dementia & People with Dementia & People with Dementia and Behaviours of Concern.
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Health & Indigenous Elders

Alternate Title
Linkages (Centre for Studies in Aging & Health)
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Centre for Studies in Aging & Health
Description

Brief list of resources.

"Last reviewed December 2019."

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Healthcare Needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Twyla Baker-Demaray
Leander McDonald
Richard Ludtke
Description
Research involved administering the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) to 254 veterans from three tribes. Data was collected with respect to demographics, health status, behavioral risk factors, preventive care, access and use of services, and funding from Veteran's Administration and Indian Health Care Service.
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Healthy Brain Initiative: Road Map for Indian Country

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Alzheimer's Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description
Developed to assist tribal governments in understanding how Alzheimer's and dementia occurrence and the need for caregiving is affecting their communities and provide information on different public health strategies and opportunities for community action.
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Holistic Retirement Research Paper: Aboriginal Non-Profit (ANP) Sector Workforce Strategy Holistic Retirement Planning and Financial Living as an Elder Curriculum Project

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Roundtable Consulting
Arrive Consulting
Description
Gathered information on traditional concepts of retirement and how they could be applied in contemporary contexts, and how employees could be culturally supported as they transition from the work force.
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“I’m here and I’m going to do what I’m going to do”: What is an HIV Older?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrea F.P. Mellor
Natasha K. Webb
Sherri Pooyak
Val Nicolson
Chad Dickie ... [et al.]
Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, vol. 9, Winter, 2018, pp. 66-72
Description
Using the experience and reflections of long-term Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS to create culturally sensitive support and interventions for Indigenous HIV and AIDS patients.
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Income and First Nations Elderly: Policies for a Better Future

Alternate Title
Setting the Agenda for Change ; vol. 1
Aboriginal Policy Research ; vol. 1
Aboriginal Policy Research Conference ; 1st, 2002
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Stephen Obeng Gyimah
Jerry White
Paul Maxim
vol. 1
Description

Uses data from the 1996 census to make comparison between levels and sources of income for Registered Indians and other Canadians.

Chapter four from Setting the Agenda for Change, vol. 1, which is vol. 1 in the Aboriginal Policy Research series.

Originally presented at the Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, 2002.

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Indigenous Voices: “The Old Men of the Reserves”

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Edward Aheakew
Saskatchewan History, vol. 51, no. 1, Spring, 1999, pp. 29-30
Description
Ahenakew talks about the cultural practices and responsibilities surrounding oral history; discusses the collective nature of forming and maintaining oral history and its details. Discusses the roles of Elders who carry these histories in the community, and their skill at conveying a story or lesson.
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International Indigenous Dementia Research Network Meeting Report

Alternate Title
Ancillary Meeting of the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, July 16, 2012
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kristen Jacklin
Description
Focuses on the "ask and offer" session which identified key areas of interest under five themes: knowledge gaps, clinical assessment and screening, caregiving, networking, research methods and knowledge translation; two cross-cutting themes were issues of communication and cultural safety.
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“It’s a Social Thing”: Sociocultural Experiences with Nutrition and Exercise in Anchorage, Alaska

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Britteny M. Howell
Shoshana H. Bardach
Arctic Anthropology, vol. 55, no. 2, 2018, pp. 1-16
Description
Study interviews 15 seniors in Anchorage about the socio-cultural factors that influence their level of physical activity and their diet. Researchers identify six major themes: the media, friends and peers, family influences, social opportunities, ethnicity and subsistence practices, and weight loss/body weight concerns.
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It’s all about Whanaungatanga: Alcohol Use and Older Māori in Aotearoa

Alternate Title
Alcohol Use and Older Maori in Aotearoa
It’s all about Whanaungatanga: Alcohol Use and Older Maori in Aotearoa
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sarah Herbert
Christine Stephens
Margaret Forster
AlterNative, vol. 14, no. 3, September 2018, pp. 200-208
Description
Study of 19 participants notes a bias in research: normally being focused on alcohol misuse rather than on non-problematic use; works to focus on its use in the context of whanaungatanga (maintaining relationships). Findings highlight the importance of whanaungatanga among Māori; suggest events and activities that support whanaungatanga, rather than alcohol use, to enhance the well-being of older Māori.
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Life When Renting for Older Māori

Alternate Title
Life When Renting for Older Maori
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Fiona Cram
Morehu Munro
AlterNative, vol. 16, no. 1, March 2020, pp. 64-75
Description
Study of 42 older Māori (18 men, 24 women) renters in the Hawke’s Bay region of Aotearoa - New Zealand examines the experience of elders who are renting. Findings discuss living costs, landlord relationships, family relationships, and a comparison to home ownership.
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The Many Lives of Justiniano Roxas: The Centenarian Fantasy in American History and Memory

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Boyd Cothran
Martin Rizzo
NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 5, no. 1, Spring, 2018, pp. 168-204
Description
Authors document the life the Californian Indigenous man purported to be 121 years old and "last of his race" in 1873 and contemplate what can be learned from investigating the true stories of Indigenous centenarians; discusses the discourse of extinction surrounding centenarians, and the role it plays in the imagination of settler culture.
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Mistreatment of Older People in Aboriginal Communities Project: An Investigation into Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Office of the Public Advocate
[Western Australia]
Description
Project methodology included a review relevant literature, developing communication material to raise awareness of the problem, consultation with Aboriginal people and organizations, analysis of demographic data and information gathered through the consultations.
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Native American Elder Abuse

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center]
Description
Provides information on definitions of abuse, indicators, typical abusers and victims, tribal awareness and handling of the issue, resources for reporting and /or treatment, and the role of the National Indian Council on Aging.
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