Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

Category: Book
Edited By: Anderson, Kim
Contributions By: Bear, Tracy
Edited By: Belcourt, Christi
Contributions By: Bourgeois, Robyn
Contributions By: Bouvier, Rita
Edited By: Campbell, Maria
Contributions By: Chacaby, Maya
Contributions By: Dion Stout, Madeleine
Contributions By: Gingell, Susan
Contributions By: Good, Michelle
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*My healing as a Metis woman has come from learning the bigger history. -Maria Campbell In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly. This important collective volume both witnesses the significance of the travelling exhibition Walking With Our Sisters and creates a model for antiviolence work from an Indigenous perspective. The contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with "tradition," and problematic notions involved in "helping." Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge. Contributors: Kim Anderson, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Chacaby, Madeleine Dion Stout, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Innes, Beverley Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Erin Konsmo, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Kelsey Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda MacDougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Simpson, Christine Sy, Alexandria Wilson
From The Publisher*A powerful collection of voices that speak to antiviolence work from a cross-generational Indigenous perspective.
Biographical NoteKim Anderson is a Metis writer and Associate Professor at the University of Guelph.

Maria Campbell (born 6 of 26 Apr 1940 near Athlone, Edmonton) is a M├ętis author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, and Elder. Campbell is a fluent speaker of four languages: Cree, Michif, Saulteaux, and English. Park Valley is located 80 miles northwest of Prince Albert. Her first book was the memoir Halfbreed (1973), which continues to be taught in schools across Canada, and which continues to inspire generations of indigenous women and men. Four of her published works have been published in eight countries and translated into four other languages (German, Chinese, French, Italian).

Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Metis) visual artist and a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.