Read About the Findings Through Publications and Presentations


C.Dell, J. Gardipy, N. Kirlin, V. Naytowhow, J. Nicol. “Enhancing the Wellbeing of Criminalized Indigenous Women: A Contemporary Take on a Traditional Cultural Knowledge Form”. In E. Comack and G. Balfour (Eds). Criminalizing Women.  2nd Edition. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

C. Fillmore, C. Dell, J. Kilty. “Ensuring Aboriginal Women’s Voice(s) Are Heard: Toward a Balanced Approach in Community-Based Research”. In J. Kilty, S. Fabian, M. Felices-Luna (Eds.). Intense Methods. Vancouver: UBC Press. (Accepted February 2011, Forthcoming)

C. Dell, T. Lyons, S. Grantham, J. Kilty, W. Chase. “Researching with Respect: The Contributions of Feminist, Aboriginal and Community-Based Research Approaches to the Development of our Study of First Nations Women’s Healing from Problematic Drug Use”. In R. Berman (Ed.). Corridor Talk: Canadian Feminist Scholars Share their Stories of Research Partnerships. Toronto: Innana Publications and Education Inc. (Accepted 2009, Forthcoming)

C. Dell and J. Kilty. “The Creation of the Expected Aboriginal Woman Drug Offender in Canada: Exploring Relations between Victimization, Punishment, and Cultural Identity”. International Review of Victimology. Special invitation.  19:1. Published online before print June 14, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0269758012447215

C. Dell. 2011. “Voices of Healing: Sharing our Study’s Findings through Song and Music Video”. In. C. MacLean and R. Kelly (Eds.). Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change”. Edmonton: Detselig Temeron Press. pp. 343-344.

C. Dell. 2011.  “Voices of Healing: How a Research Project is Using Music to Communicate its Findings”. Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.

V. Desjarlais, C. Dell, J. Kilty. 2011. “This is Who I Am: Aboriginal Women’s Healing from Criminalization and Problematic Drug Use”. Journal of Prisoners on Prison. 20(1), pp. 58-71.

E.Reiger and C. Dell. 2011. “Crossing Communities Art Project”. Journal of Prisoners on Prison. 20(1), pp. 143-148.

A. Niccols, C. Dell, S. Clarke. 2010. “Treatment for Aboriginal Mothers with Substance Use Problems and their Children.” Invited Submission for Special Issue on Violence, Mental Health, and Addiction Issues Facing Aboriginal Populations. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.  8(2), pp. 320-335.

C. Dell, J. Kilty, C. Fillmore, S. Grantham, T. Lyons, S. Clarke, C. Hopkins. 2010. “Turtle Finding Fact Sheet: The Role of the Treatment Provider in Aboriginal Women’s Healing from Illicit Drug Abuse”.

S. Acoose, D. Blunderfield,C. Dell, V. Desjarlais. 2010. “Beginning with our Voices: How the Experiential Stories of First Nations Women Contribute to a National Research Project”. Journal of Aboriginal Health. 4(2), pp. 35-43.

C. Dell, C. Fillmore, J. Kilty. 2009. “Looking Back 10 Years After the Arbour Inquiry. Ideology, Policy, Practice and the ‘Misbehaved’ Federal Female Prisoner”. The Prison Journal. 9(3), pp. 286-308.

C. Dell and T. Lyons. 2009.Aboriginal Women Drug Users in Conflict with the Law: A Study of the Role of Self- Identity in the Healing Journey: Cedar Lodge Event Centre Report . February 15-17, 2009. Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan.

S. Acoose and C. Dell. 2009. “Hear Me Heal: First Nations Women Healing from Drug Abuse”. In Robert Wesley Herber (Ed.). Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations. Regina: First Nations University of Canada. pp. 1-8.

C. Dell and C. Fillmore. 2007. “Substance Use as Self-Harm: Perspectives of Criminalized Women.” In N. Poole and L. Greaves (Eds.). Canadian Perspectives on Women’s Substance Use. Toronto:  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. pp. 187-190.



Presentations on the project have taken place in person and virtually across Canada and internationally by various members of the research team. An example of an in-person presentation was a keynote talk given by Sharon Acoose at the 2009 Women’s Wellness Conference: Steps to Empowerment, hosted by Ochapawace First Nation and Peter Ballantyne First Nation in Saskatchewan; Anita Narvie, PaulineYoung, Elder Joyce Paul, Sharon Acoose and Colleen Anne Dell  presented the official release of the video “From Stilettos to Moccasins” at the 2009 Issues of Substance Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sheeri Pooyak and Serena Ehrmantraut held two workshops at the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan annual conference; and Colleen Anne Dell gave a virtual public lecture for the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health seminar series -click here to watch/start at 2:16-

Serena Ehrmantraut speaking at the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan annual conference

Serena Ehrmantraut speaking at the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan annual conference









Members of our research team presented at the 2010 Healing Our Spirit Worldwide conference in Hawaii. (Back, left to right): Colleen Anne Dell, Cynthia Stirbys, Sharon Acoose, Cindy Ghostkeeper. (Front): Elder Joyce Paul.