Intercultural Research: Australia and Canada

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South Australia

Ros Pierce and Janet Kelly are Registered Nurses in Australia who work with Aboriginal people around sexual and reproductive health. In May 2003, they traveled to Canada on a study/work tour to learn and exchange ideas around Indigenous health, in particular sexual health and ways of addressing issues for young Aboriginal people. They were also interested in training and employment for Aboriginal nurses and health workers (community health representatives). They visited Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kamloops in British Colombia, Edmonton in Alberta, Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and Rankin Inlet in Nunavut. Originally Toronto and Manitoulin Island were also intended destinations, but this was rescheduled at the last minute due to SARS related travel restrictions.

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