- Publisher: Demeter Press
- ISBN: 9781927335451
- Price: $39.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Oct 2014
- Rights: World
- Pages: 309
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Mothers of the Nations
Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance
Edited by Kim Anderson, D. Memee Lavell-Harvard
The voices of Indigenous women world-wide have long been silenced by colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that their positions of respect within their families and communities might be reclaimed.
This volume explores issues surrounding and impacting Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts internationally. It addresses diverse subjects, including child welfare, employing Indigenous mothering curriculum for healing, mothers and traditional foods, intergenerational mothering in the wake of residential schooling, mothering and HIV, urban Indigenous mothering, mothering adopted children, two spirited mothering, Indigenous midwifery, and more.
About the Authors
Kim Anderson (Cree/Metis) has devoted her career to researching and writing about the health and well-being of Indigenous families. She is the author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood (2000) and Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine (2011), and the co-editor, with Bonita Lawrence of Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival (2003). She is an Associate Professor teaching Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford.
Ms. Lavell-Harvard is currently President of the Ontario Native Women’s Association. She rececntly completed her PhD in Education at UWO, and is the first Aboriginal person ever to receive a Trudeau Scholarship. Ms. Harvard is also a full time mother of two little girls, Autumn Sky (13 years) and Eva Lillie (8 years). Ms. Lavell-Harvard’s research addresses the epidemic of low academic achievement and high drop out rates among Aboriginal populations in Canada.