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Vol 4 Issue 1


Volume 4 Issue 1 – Aboriginal Women’s Health

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Collectively, this group of papers represents the weaving together of diverse Aboriginal women’s voices, experiences and knowledge. Emerging from the collection is an intergenerational narrative describing Aboriginal women’s resilience, resistance and strength in the face of historical and present-day adversity. … Continue reading

Editorial – Canadian Aboriginal Women and Health

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Collectively, this group of papers represents the weaving together of diverse Aboriginal women’s voices, experiences and knowledge. Emerging from the collection is an intergenerational narrative describing Aboriginal women’s resilience, resistance and strength in the face of historical and present-day adversity. … Continue reading

Cree Women Speak:Intergenerational Perspectives on Weight Gain during Pregnancy and Weight Loss after Pregnancy

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Helen Vallianatos, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta Erin A. Brennand, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Calgary Kim Raine, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science and Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta Queenie Stephen, Cree … Continue reading

Embodiment and the Meaning of the “Healthy Body”:An Exploration of First Nations Women’s Perspectives of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image

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Jennifer Poudrier, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan Janice Kennedy, Director, Mīwayawin Health Services Inc., North Battleford, Saskatchewan Abstract Obesity and its associated health risks have been identified as areas of concern for First Nations women, however, … Continue reading

Tradition and Culture: An Important Determinant of Inuit Women’s Health

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Gwen K. Healey, MSc, Arctic Health Research Network Lynn M. Meadows, PhD, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Abstract This exploratory qualitative study used a case study method to explore Inuit women’s … Continue reading

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Elderly Métis Women in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan

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Brigette Krieg, MSW, PhD(c), Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, University of Regina Diane Martz, PhD, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence and Saskatchewan Population Health & Evaluation Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan. Abstract There is limited data, including health … Continue reading

The Intersecting Risks of Violence and HIV for Rural Aboriginal Women in a Neo-Colonial Canadian Context

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Colleen Varcoe, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia Sheila Dick, BEd, Counsellor/Family Support Worker, Canim Lake Band, Tsq’escenemc Nation ABSTRACT An ethnographic study looking at the intersecting risks of violence and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) … Continue reading

Silencing of Voice: An Act of Structural Violence. Urban Aboriginal Women Speak Out About Their Experiences with Health Care

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Donna L. M. Kurtz, RN, BSN, MN, Métis Nation, Doctoral Student, Deakin University & Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia Okanagan Jessie C. Nyberg, RN, BSc, MHA(c), Secwepmc (Shuswap) Nation—Canoe Creek Band, Aboriginal Infant & Early Childhood … Continue reading

Balancing the Medicine Wheel through Physical Activity

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Lynn Lavallée, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University Abstract This article highlights the findings of a research project based on the medicine wheel teachings of balance between the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of oneself. Specifically, … Continue reading

Hand Drumming: Health-Promoting Experiences of Aboriginal Women from a Northern Ontario Urban Community

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Principal author: Ghislaine Goudreau, BPHE, MSc, c/o Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta Co-authors: Cora Weber-Pillwax, BEd, MEd, PhD, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta Sheila Cote-Meek, BScN, MBA, … Continue reading

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