Volume 4, Issue 2 – Aboriginal Women’s Health
Women have always played a central role in Aboriginal health. Since the beginning of time women have brought children into the world, cared for their families and were healers. In my own culture at the time of creation the Sky Woman brought medicines and food with her from the spirit world. It was the clan mother of the Bear Clan who was taught everything the Haudenosaunee needed to know about curing and healing. That is why I am so proud of this edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH); women’s voices need to be heard in health research. Madeleine Dion Stout in 2001 argued for an Indigenous research approach that engaged Aboriginal women to address gaps and weaknesses in Aboriginal women’s health research. This edition is a step in that journey.