Strong women stories [electronic resource] : native vision and community survival /
edited by Kim Anderson & Bonita Lawrence.
imprint
Toronto [Ont.] : Sumach Press, c2003.
description
264 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
189454921X, 9781894549219
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto [Ont.] : Sumach Press, c2003.
isbn
189454921X
9781894549219
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7239600
technical details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
 
Includes bibliographical references: p. 257-260.
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Quill & Quire, August 2003
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection of seventeen essays presents original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Native women as they rebuild and revive their communities. Through topics such as the role of tradition, reclaiming identities and protecting Native children and the environment, they identify the restraints that shape their actions and the inspirations that feed their visions. The contributors address issues of youth, health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality, and health; caring for children and adults living with Fetal Alchohol Syndrome; First Nations education and schooling; community-based activism on issues of prostitution and street workers; and reclaiming cultural identity through art and music.
Main Description
This collection of seventeen essays presents original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Native women as they rebuild and revive their communities. Through topics such as the role of tradition, reclaiming identities and protecting Native children and the environment, they identify the restraints that shape their actions and the inspirations that feed their visions. The contributors address issues of youth, health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality, and health; caring for children and adults living with Fetal Alchohol Syndrome; First Nations education and schooling; community-based activism on issues of prostitution and street workers; and reclaiming cultural identity through art and music. strong>About the Editors: Kim Anderson (Cree/Metis) is a writer and educator who works in social and health policy development as a researcher/writer for Aboriginal organizations in Ontario. Bonita Lawrence (Mi'kmaw) is Assistant Professor at Atkinson College School of Social Sciences, York University.
Main Description
This collection of seventeen essays presents original and criticla perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Native women as they rebuild and revive their communities. Through topics such as the role of tradition, reclaiming identities and protecting Native children and the environment, they identify the restraints that shape their actions and the inspirations that feed their visions. The contributors address issues of youth, health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality and health; caring for children and adults living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; First Nations education and schooling; community-based activism on issues of prostitution and street workers; and reclaiming cultural identity through art and music.

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