First Voices

An Aboriginal Women's Reader

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“This volume brings us stories of wisdom keepers and artists, academics and activists… women who have fought for our freedom, who are working in different ways to bring about justice and healing. ” —Bonita Lawrence, author of “Real” Indians and Others

A collection of articles that examines many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. There are few books on Aboriginal women in Canada; this anthology provides a valuable addition to the literature and fills a critical gap in the fields of Native Studies, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activism; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges. Photographs and poetry are also included.