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400 Kilometres

Alternate Title
Four Hundred Kilometres
Someday Trilogy
Twentieth Century North American Drama
E-Books » Restricted Access
Author/Creator
Drew Hayden Taylor
Description
Originally published by Talonbooks, 2005.
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Aboriginal Child Welfare

Alternate Title
Partnerships for Children and Families Project
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Deena Mandell
Joyce Clouston Carlson
Marshall Fine
Cindy Blackstock
Description
Review and synthesis of theory and research on major issues.
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Aboriginal Child Welfare and Health Outcomes in Manitoba

Alternate Title
The Social Determinants of Health in Manitoba
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Brad McKenzie
Corbin Shangreaux
Description
Chapter from The Social Determinants of Health in Manitoba edited by Lynne Fernandez, Shauna MacKinnon, and Jim Silver. Material presented as exhibit 130 from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Aboriginal Child Welfare in British Columbia and Unequal Power Relations: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Travis Holyk
Henry G. Harder
Canadian Review of Social Policy, vol. 74, Spring, 2016, pp. 82-108
Description
Analysis of When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children by the British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth. Argues that while some recommendations are relevant, on the whole the document undermines First Nations' right to self-determination and control over programs and services for their communities.
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Aboriginal Children and Child Welfare Policies

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Stephanie Laskoski
LawNow, vol. 38, no. 6, Bench Marks: Cases That Change the Legal Landscape; Special Report - Aboriginal Law, July/Aug. 2014, p. [?]
Description
Agues that the child welfare system in Canada has become a contemporary Residential School system.
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Aboriginal Children in Care

Alternate Title
[Number of Children by Aboriginal Status Placed by Reporting Agency]
Documents & Presentations
Description
Compilation of statistical tables for the years 2000-2009 for Manitoba. Broken down into Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Treaty Status and by service providers. Numbers include both federal and provincial responsibility. Material presented as exhibit 48 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Aboriginal Children in Care: Report to Canada's Premiers

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group: Report to Canada’s Premiers
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group
Description
Highlights issues and challenges, and profiles promising practices under three themes: root causes of abuse and neglect, prevention and early intervention strategies, and supports for the child welfare workforce.
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Aboriginal Children in Limbo: A Comment on Re R. T.

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Children in Limbo: A Comment on Re: R. T.
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Emily Grier
Saskatchewan Law Review, vol. 68, no. 2, 2005, pp. 435-453
Description
Argues that 20 years after problems were first publicized about child welfare little has changed, except for the policy that First Nations' children cannot be placed for adoption without the consent of the child's band or the First Nations' Child and Services agency.
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Aboriginal Grandmothers Caring For Grandchildren: Located in a Policy Gap

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Holly A. McKenzie
Carrie Bourassa
Wendee Kubik
Kerrie Strathy
Betty McKenna
Indigenous Policy Journal , vol. 21, no. 4, Winter, 2010, pp. 1-18
Description
Explains the need for the Saskatchewan child welfare system to provide better support, financial and other, for Aboriginal Grandmothers who are caring for their grandchildren.
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Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Strategy Research Project: Repatriation of Aboriginal Families: Issues, Models and a Workplan. Final Report

Alternate Title
Research Project: Repatriation of Aboriginal Families
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Stevenato and Associates
Janet Budgell
Description
Sections in the final report include: Introduction, Defining Repatriation, Background and History Aboriginal Adoptions, Statistical and Demographic Data, Existing Repatriation Programs, Services and Models, Identification of Key Issues and Barriers, Recommendations for a Repatriation Model, Cost Estimates, Implementation Strategy, and Evaluation Plan.
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Aboriginal Women's Experiences of Accessing Health Care when State Apprehension of Children is Being Threatened

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jacqueline Denison
Colleen Varcoe
Annette J. Browne
Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 70, no. 5, May 2013, pp. [1105-1116]
Description
Study conducted through analysis of secondary and primary interviews with Aboriginal women and healthcare providers. Found that while perceptions of racism, judgement and discrimination did not influence decisions to seek medical attention for their children, they did affect women's decisions about accessing services for themselves.
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Aboriginal Women's Law Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 1994

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Child Welfare: Solutions to the Crisis
Aboriginal Women and Self-Government
Native Women and the Charlottetown Accord Proposal to Protect Individual Gender Rights in Aboriginal Self-Governments
The Contribution of the Child Welfare System to the Deterioration of Aboriginal Culture and the Need for Aboriginal Control
The Indian Act as Patriarchal Control of Women
Why the Anunga Rules From Australia Ought to be Adopted Into Canada's Criminal Justice System
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Bradley W. Enge
Tracey Renee Fleck
Marcie J. Gray
Lauren Sasaki
Sharon D. McIvor
Susan G. Drummond
no. 1
Description
Only issue published.
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Adam Solway Interview 2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Adam Solway
Christine Welsh
Tony Snowsill
Indian History Film Project
Description
This is a continuation of an interview with Adam Solway on January 29, 1983 on the Blackfoot Reserve.
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Adoption Among the Inuit

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joan B. Silk
Ethos, vol. 15, no. 3, September 1987, pp. 320-330
Description
Focuses on the context of adoption in the Arctic and compares it to patterns in Oceania and West Africa.
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Advertising 'Happy' Children: The Settler Family, Happiness and the Indigenous Child Removal System

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Daniella Bendo
Taryn Hepburn
Dale C. Spencer
Raven Sinclair
Children & Society, vol. 33, no. 5, 2019, pp. 399-413
Description
Authors conducted analysis of 4300 advertisements promoting adoption of Indigenous children which were featured in the "Today's Child" column in The Toronto Telegram and The Toronto Star from 1964 to 1982, the period known as the Sixties Scoop. Descriptions of happiness were framed in ways which conformed with white society's notions of family and nation.
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Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Specialty Treatment Services and Race/Ethnicity: A National Study of Children and Families Involved With Child Welfare

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anne M. Libby
Heather D. Orton
Richard P. Barth
Mary Bruce Webb
Barbara J. Burns ... [et al.]
American Journal of Public Health, vol. 96, no. 4, April 2006, pp. 628-631
Description
Used data from a national sample to compare Native American with White, Black, and Hispanic caregivers in their need for and receipt of treatment.
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American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive through Connection to Family and Cultural Identity: Toolkit

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Generations United
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
Description
Developed with the goal of assisting non-Indigenous staff to gain cultural competency through an understanding of family and kinship systems and historical and contemporary contexts, as well as providing information on the services available for support.
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American Indian and White Adoptees: Are There Mental Health Differences?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ashley L. Landers
Sharon M. Danes
Kate Ingalls-Maloney
Sandy White Hawk
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, vol. 24, no. 2, 2017, pp. 54-75
Description
Analysis of responses from 295 individuals gathered during the course of the Experiences of Adopted and Fostered Individuals Project. Results showed that Native Americans were more likely to report problems such as alcohol addiction and recovery, drug recovery, both self-assessed and diagnosed eating disorders, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
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