Women's Organizations

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Aboriginal Children Living Off-Reserve: Ages 0-6 Years

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada
Subcommittee on Children and Youth at Risk
Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Description
Focuses on the challenges and needs of off-reserve Aboriginal children by addressing implications of mobility and jurisdiction.
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Aboriginal Cultural Connections: A Child Protection Resource Guide

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Child Protection Services
Department of Community Services and Senior
Prince Edward Island's First Nations
Description
Resource guide includes information on: Aboriginal Communities and Services, Spirituality, Aboriginal Culture, Cultural Beliefs and Practices, Mi'kmaq Language, Mi'kmaq History and Band Governance and Identity.
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Aboriginal Leaders Upbeat After Meeting With Premiers

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Michael Bell
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 8, August 2009, p. 1,3
Description
Comments on The Council of the Federation meeting with the provincial premiers, territorial leaders and Aboriginal leaders to discuss economic development, education, the H1N1 flu and the engagement of the national government. Article found on page 1 and continued by scrolling to page 3.
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Aboriginal Women and Self-Government: Challenging Leviathan

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Katherine Beaty Chiste
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 18, no. 3, 1994, pp. 19-43
Description
Examines the grassroots rejection of the 1992 Charlottetown Accord, which was spearheaded by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC).
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Aboriginal Women's Rights are Human Rights

Alternate Title
Canadian Human Rights Act Review
NWAC Research Paper
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada
Description
Looks at the discrimination against First Nations women in Canada which is contrary to the Charter of Rights.
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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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AWFT Program Assists Women Through Partnership

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Christine Fiddler
Windspeaker, vol. 26, no. 1, April 2008, p. 14
Description
Article reports on the Canadian Executive Service Organization and the Native Women's Association of Canada signing a joint agreement to provide workshop programs to Aboriginal women across Canada.
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Background Document on Accountability for Results from an Aboriginal Women's Perspective: For the Canada-Aboriginal Peoples Roundtable Sectoral Follow-up Session on Accountability for Results

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
Description
Focuses on strategies and processes to determine how to develop current accountability frameworks to foster the social, economical, cultural, and political well-being of Aboriginal women.
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Beverley Jacobs: Indig.[enous] Resistance to Globalization, Part 1

Alternate Title
Beverley Jacobs: Indigineous Resistance to Globalization, Part 1
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Beverley Jacobs
Description
Speech by the President of the Native Women's Association of Canada at the Teach-In on Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization, November 2006. (7 minutes.)
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Beverley Jacobs: Indig. Resistance to Globalization, Part 2

Alternate Title
Beverley Jacobs: Indigenous Resistance to Globalization, Part 2
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Lapis Magazine
Description
Speech by the President of the Native Women's Association of Canada at the Teach-In on Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization, November 2006. (8:34 minutes)
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Campaign Honours Missing Native Women

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Nancy Devine
Anglican Journal, vol. 130, no. 1, January 2004, p. 2
Description
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), the Anglican Church and the United Church of Canada form coalition to raise awareness of the disappearance of 500 aboriginal women in the last 20 years through the Sisters in Spirit promotion.
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The Circumpolar Women's Conference: A View From The South

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathryn Bennett
The Northern Review, no. 22, Winter, 2000, pp. 22-28
Description
Author presents her impressions from an Australian perspective at the Circumpolar Women's Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon, November 1999.
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Detailed Position of the Native Women's Association of Canada on the Complaint Regarding the Discriminatory Treatment of Federally Sentenced Women by the Government of Canada Filed by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies on May 05, 2003

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Sharon D. McIvor
Ellisa C. Johnson
Description
Examines options for decarceration of Aboriginal women once they have been arrested, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of two-years-plus-a-day.
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Enacting Reconciliation

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Joyce Green
Description
Contends that all Canadians should be interested in the Final Report, the Executive Summary and the Calls to Action produced by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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Ending Violence against Native Women

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Indian Law Resource Center
Description
Comments on a project that partners with Native women's organizations and Indian and Alaska Native nations to end violence against women and girls.
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A First Nation Citizenship Code

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada
Description
Provides a mechanism for determining citizenship to preserve cultural and political integrity and outlines three fundamental objectives of the Citizenship Code.
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First Nations/Metis Human Rights Law: The History of NWAC's Position and Options for Future Action

Alternate Title
First Nations/Metis Human Rights Law: The History of Native Women's Association of Canada's Position and Options for Future Action
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada
Description
Examines the nature of Aboriginal women's rights, focusing on the Canadian Charter of Rights, and the balance between individual and collective rights.
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First Nations Women: Leaders in Community Development

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jan Langford
Canadian Woman Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, Women of the North, Fall, 1994, pp. 34-36
Description
Comments on the changes that have taken place in communities since the inception of the Yukon Indian Women's Association.
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From the "F" Word to Indigenous/Feminisms

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Luana Ross
Wicazo Sa Review, vol. 24, no. 2, Native Feminism, Fall, 2009, pp. 39-52
Description
Examines the influence of four Native American women academics on the authors personal journey as an indigenous feminist.
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The Fundamentals of Funding Healing

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Maya Rolbin Ghanie
Canadian Dimension, vol. 44, no. 5, September 2010, pp. 12-13
Description
Discusses the federal government's funding cuts in 2010 to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and the effects on organizations such as the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal which provided healing support from the trauma of residential schools.
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Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Shirley O'Connor
Patricia Monture
Norissa O'Connor
Canadian Woman Studies, vol. 10, no. 2 & 3, Summer/Fall, 1989, pp. 38-39
Description
Discussion on how First Nation's women must begin to understand their history and teach their traditions in order to help all nations work together.
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Highway to Healing Drives Native Women

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Rachel Thompson
Herizons, vol. 18, no. 3, Winter, 2005, p. 8
Description
Reports on the Native Women's Association of Canada launch of Sisters in Spirit campaign to fight violence against women.
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