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Title Restoring the balance : First Nations women, community, and culture / Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Madeleine Dion Stout, and Eric Guimond, editors.
Published Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2009.
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 Floor2  E98.W8 R47 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 379 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-379).
Contents Introduction / Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Madeleine Dion Stout, and, Eric Guimond -- Trauma to resilience: notes on decolonization / Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux -- Contributions that count: first nations women and demography / Cleo Big Eagle and Eric Guimond -- First nations women's contributions to culture and community through Canadian law / Yvonne Boyer -- Leading by action: female chiefs and the political landscape / Kim Anderson -- Creating an indigenous intellectual movement at Canadian universities: the stories of five first nations female academics / Jo-Ann Archibald -- Reflections on cultural continuity though aboriginal women's writings / Emma LaRocque -- Sisters in spirit / Anita Olsen Harper -- Heart of the nations: women's contribution to community healing / Marlene Brant Castellano -- A relational approach to cultural competence / Gaye Hanson -- A culture of art: profiles of contemporary first nations women artists / Viviane Gray -- Looking for stories and unbroken threads: museum artifacts as women's history and cultural legacy / Sherry Farell Racette -- The role of first nations women in language continuity and transition / Mary Jane Norris.
Summary "Restoring the Balance combines elements of First Nations traditions and mainstream feminism to produce an outstanding collection of historical and critical accounts of the impacts Aboriginal women have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, art, and cultural retention. Fifteen scholars, activists and community leaders illuminate long-standing gender imbalances within the oral and written historical records that have limited the self-actualization of First Nations women, and offer insight into the tangible work that Aboriginal women perform in community and cultural development."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Indian women -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Indian women -- Canada -- History.
Women in community development -- Canada.
Indian women -- Canada -- Biography.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Related Names Valaskakis, Gail Guthrie.
Stout, Madeleine Dion.
Guimond, √Čric.
Related To Online version: Restoring the balance. Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2009 (OCoLC)653408368
ISBN 0887551866 (bound)
9780887551864 (bound)
9780887557095 (pbk.)
0887557090 (pbk.)
OCLC number 277205557