Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

First Advisor

Dietz, M. L.


Sociology, Criminology and Penology.




In the last decade there has developed a greater awareness of Native people and the problems they are confronting in Canadian society. In particular, Native women are victims of racism, of sexism and violence. This thesis examines the unavailability of information on sexual assault and Native women. This vital information I believe is not being compiled or brought to the attention of the public and researchers. A socialist feminist perspective was utilized to support existing data and the data which was collected through the methodology. The methodology consists of life histories/historical analysis, interviews and participant observation (researcher as observer). The research took place in the local community (Windsor and the surrounding areas) and explored the reasons why so little information is available about Native women and sexual assault.Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1995 .G65. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2251. Adviser: Mary-Lou Dietz. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1996.