First Voices

Edited by Patricia A. Monture & Patricia D. Mcguire

First Voices
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A collection of articles that examine many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activism; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges. ... Read more


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A collection of articles that examine many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activism; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges. Photographs and poetry are also included. "This volume brings us the stories of wisdom keepers and artists, academics and activists, the women who have carried us, and the women who have fought for our freedom, who are working in different ways to bring about justice and healing for our people and our land. It is a work of love, and of great beauty. " —Bonita Lawrence, author of “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood.

Patricia A. Monture

Patricia A. Monture, Aye-wah-han-day, is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario). She is mother, sister and auntie. Since 1994, she has been employed at the University of Saskatchewan. Patricia is presently a full professor in the Department of Sociology where she is also the academic director of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology Program. In 2008, in acknowledgement of her commitment of women’s activism in the university, she received the Sarah Shorten Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers and an honourary doctorate of laws from Athabasca University. In 2009, she received an honourary ll.d. from Queen’s University. Her award-winning publications include Thunder in My Soul and Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence.

Patricia D. Mcguire

Patricia D. McGuire, Kishebakabaykwe Bizhiw indoodem, is a mother and grandmother. She is citizen of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek but shared summers as a child with her relatives at Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek in Ontario. She has worked with Anishinaabek communities developing and teaching in post-secondary education programs for more than twenty years. Patricia is on leave from Negahneewin which is located at Confederation College in Thunder Bay Ontario. She teaches in the area of Indigenous Studies, law, sociology and development. She is currently working on a Canadian Institute of Health Research grant dealing with Aboriginal resilience in Canada with ciet. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Saskatchewan.

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