Resource Library

1 year 2 months
2015 / MP3 Audio
A new report urges the federal government to implement the recommendations in the 58 studies that have been done into ending violence against First Nations women and girls. The report was produced by West Coast LEAF in response to Stephen Harper’s claim that he’s not holding a national inquiry because there have already been too many studies. Redeye host James Mainguy...
Author(s): James Mainguy
1 year 8 months
2011 / PDF
A proposed broader or Indigenized social determinants of health framework includes "colonialism" along with other global processes. What does it mean to understand Canadian colonialism as a distal determinant of Indigenous health? This paper reviews pertinent discourses surrounding Indigenous mental health in Canada. With an emphasis on the notion of intergenerational trauma, there are real...
Author(s): Karina Czyzewski, University of Toronto
1 year 9 months
2015 / PDF
For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
3 years 3 months
2010 /
This 248 page guidebook provides key tools for groups to identify the nature of the issues they face, gather appropriate information, transform it into knowledge, and moblize themselves and others to meet the demands. It supports a knowledge culture that promises to empower communities and produce innovations in social organization that will prepare all for the surprises and demands of the future...
Author(s): Robert Annis, Frances Racher, Marian Beattie
3 years 4 months
2010 /
Since 2001, some progress has been made in improving both the determinants of Aboriginal health status and health outcomes. Nonetheless, significant gaps in health status continue to exist. Evidence shows that health status, economic and educational advances can be made by Aboriginal communities through the application of best practices and the removal of barriers and discrimination.
3 years 4 months
2010 /
Content of Presentation* Overview of the Methodology* Historical Trends of Well-Being in First Nations, Inuit and Other Canadian Communities (1981-2006)* Regional Variations and disparities of First Nation and Inuit well-being (2006) * Disparities in Well-Being between First Nations and Inuit Communities
3 years 4 months
2010 /
A resource to First Nations families and communities. More and more of us are seeking ways to improve and maintain our health. Many First Nations people have problems accessing health services. The Chiefs’ Health Committee believes this package will be of use to our community members for the following reasons"...
3 years 4 months
2010 /
The Role of the MediaThe media is responsible for gathering information and providing that information to the public. Each media source is unique, and although they may all be reporting on the same story, the final products can be very different. This is what the media calls “framing a story;” it’s how they want to present a story to the public. How the media frames a story will affect public...
3 years 4 months
2010 /
Training Objectives• To learn how to manage the media during a community health crisis• To understand the media, its challenges and opportunities • To learn new interview skills
3 years 4 months
2010 / PDF
This tool kit has been produced by the Lifeline Information Service as a publicservice for the Shoalhaven and Illawarra Aboriginal communities. You are welcome to reproduce it without alteration. Please contact the Information Service if you would like this tool kit to be adapted to specifically suit your community.

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