Historical Factors That Affect Aboriginal Women's Health

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Looking at the historical factors that effect Aboriginal women’s health, we need to start with colonization, residential school system, and the Indian Act. These combined to take away the Aboriginal peoples’ traditions, rituals, beliefs, and culture. Feeling and losing their culture was life altering for aboriginal women. This caused a negative impact on the community as a whole, with the outcome being negative and lasting from generation to generation. Causing the Aboriginal women to have less valued position in the community, tolerate abuse as an expectation, and struggle with culture identity. In return Aboriginal women’s health has been negatively effected due to poor life style choices, poverty to lack of education or low income. These
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