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This month, we are shining a spotlight on a project called Establishing Research Priorities: An Exploration of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Women and Gender-Diverse People’s Needs in Cannabis and Mental Health. Funded by Canadian Institute of Health Research and Mental Health Commission of Canada, this project lies within NWAC’s cannabis and health program area.
If you aren’t already familiar with NWAC’s Indigenous women’s entrepreneur navigation program called #BeTheDrum, you can check out our website.
The social development team has had a busy November continuing some ongoing projects and securing funding for new ones.
Many Indigenous people decorate a tree at this time of year to celebrate the holidays. And, thanks to a resurgence of crafting among First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women, the holiday trees in many homes are taking on a truly Indigenous flare.
For almost a year, NWAC’s communications team has been producing regular editions of our e-zine, Kci-Niwesq, to uplift the voices of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people.
It is one thing for Canada to discriminate against Indigenous women, mothers, grandmothers, and aunties. It is quite another to discriminate against Indigenous kids. NWAC opposes Canada’s ongoing litigation against Indigenous kids.
With funding from the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Indigenous Services Canada (FNIHB), NWAC was able to conduct research on forced sterilization. Our work included conducting a thematic analysis of recommendations on forced sterilization and holding engagement sessions with Indigenous women to explore sexual and reproductive health needs and priorities.
One of the projects that the NWAC health team is working on is researching the co-development of distinctions-based Indigenous health legislation.
NWAC’s environment team continues to work on important projects related to water, climate change, biodiversity and transportation issues.
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