Indigenous Women In Alberta

Vital Topic by Edmonton Community Foundation

Affordable Legal Aid

Robert P. Lee – Victim Rights Law

Phone: (780) 800-5584
Fax: (780) 800-5584


  • Child Welfare Class Action #2 — Inadequate Service Planning and Kidnapping
  • Compensation for victims of crime
  • Individual lawsuits
  • Basic wills, power of attorney and personal directives
  • Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public

Student Legal Services of Edmonton- Pro Bono Students Canada

Phone: (780) 492-8287


  • Providing legal information (NOT legal advice)
  • Research legal issues that are relevant
  • Produce reports of law, policies and procedures
  • Assisting in short-term research projects


Increasing Safety for Aboriginal Women, 2014

Mamowichitowin Women’s Gathering, 2014

Love Conference, 2012

Strong Women, Strong Communities, 2008

Alberta Aboriginal Women’s Summit, 2007, 2008

“Systemic Discrimination and the Justice System”, 2002

Systemic Discrimination Against Aboriginal Women – 10 Mini Conferences, 2001

“Aboriginal Women’s Human Rights Symposium”, 2000

“Gathering Our Strength” Violence Against Aboriginal Women, 1998

Reunion of the “Voice of Alberta Native Women’s Association”, 1998

“Let Our Voice Be Heard” Aboriginal Women’s Summit, 1997

Projects and Initiatives Completed

Presentation to the United Nations Rapporteur Professor James Anaya Oct 11, 2013

Edmonton Social Planning Council – Poverty Profile January 2015

Training and Research

Community Training

  • Online Business Training 2012
  • Time of the Buffalo, Youth Human Rights 2009
  • Pathfinders Community Workshops 2009
  • Roles & Rights of Aboriginal Women, 2008
  • Esquao Inc.—Entrepreneurial and wellness training, 2007
  • Mediation and Advocacy training 1997-02
  • Family Violence workshops 1998
  • Human Rights training in 1995, 1998, 2007 including Train-the-Trainers program

Community Research Projects

  • Documentation of Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and report
  • “The Examination of the Impact of Aboriginal Cross-Cultural Training on City Police and RCMP Officers as it affects Aboriginal Women”
  • “Aboriginal Women and the Protection Against Family Violence Act” Impacts
  • Community Consultations on Communication, Capacity & Unity
  • “We Have Cried Enough” – developing an Edmonton action plan for recommendations of the Stolen Sisters campaign.
  • “Increasing Safety for Aboriginal Women Report – Community Action Plan”, Jan 2014

IAAW supports capacity building of Aboriginal Women to address their own needs through training and community-based research and dissemination of reports.


Our Breaking Point

—Contributions from Indigenous women about the injustice that they face

Our Women in Uniform

—Memories from Aboriginal women who served in the military in World War II

Resources for Aboriginal Women in Alberta

—Primary research into the role of Aboriginal Women in decision-making processes

The Rights Path – AlbertaThird edition

—Human rights information for Aboriginal people

It Takes Courage

—Human Rights for Aboriginal youth Booklet

Can You Hear Us?

—Aboriginal Women’s Community Resource Kit
—Social Inclusion of Aboriginal Women in Canada

Support for Victims of Violence

—Pocket-sized brochure for information and support

Circle of Sisterhood

—Findings of community consultations with Aboriginal women

We Are One

—Report on 2008 Alberta Women’s Summit