Indigenous Women’s Health

We collaborate with groups and communities across Canada working to promote the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women through research and knowledge translation. This work has included; an examination of First Nations women’s experiences with the mainstream health care system; collaboration with six First Nations communities in British Columbia to assess smoking in teen girls; and, exploring issues in rural First Nations maternity care.

We have recently worked with Dr. Colleen Dell, the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, and many others to study how Indigenous traditional culture is understood and practiced in treatment centres engaging Indigenous youth and adults. See the Culture as Healing website.

In collaboration with the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation and the Canada FASD Research Network, a consensus statement in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #33 was developed through dialogue with leading experts in Indigenous health and wellness, and FASD. From that work a series of 5 booklets on Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention was developed.

Key Resources

Consensus Statement: Eight Tenets for Enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #33

Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention series:

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