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Indigenous Women's Resources

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Native Women's Association of Canada

An association that "works to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities through activism, policy analysis and advocacy."

  • Browse "Policy Areas" to reports and fact sheets on specific subjects

United Nations Women Watch

The site "contains a directory of resources on selected topics including statistics and indicators, gender mainstreaming, and online clearinghouses on themes currently on the United Nations agenda."

  • Browse according to subject of interest.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

A generalized approach to human rights in Canada and common issues related to rights

  • Click 'Publications' under the 'Resources' tab or search for specific terms in the search box

Suzack, Cheryl. (2015). Indigenous Feminisms in Canada. NORA : Nordic Journal of Women's Studies23(4), 261–274.

Kuokkanen, Rauna. (2015). Gendered Violence and Politics in Indigenous Communities. International Feminist Journal of Politics17(2), 271–288.

Naumann, Danielle. (2008). Aboriginal women in Canada: on the choice to renounce or reclaim Aboriginal identity. Canadian Journal of Native Studies28(2), 343.

North American women's letters and diaries (NAWLD)

NAWLD includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women, as revealed in approximately 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.

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  • Many of the sources are written in the United States or about the United States. Include in search "Canada" or "Canadian" to receive results about Canadian Women.

Indigenous Studies Portal

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.

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