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Aboriginal people with disabilities: A vacuum in public policy

This article presents the results of a two-year exploratory study examining the issues facing urban Aboriginal persons with disabilities in Canada (Durst and Bluechardt, 2001). Due to the topic, this research crosses cultures and was approached in a culturally sensitive manner involving Aboriginal persons in all stages of its development, from initial planning through to dissemination. A triangulation of data sources was used, collecting data from a comprehensive literature review, including secondary data, focus groups or œtalking circles with Aboriginal persons with physical disabilities, and in-depth interviews with professional service providers