Book details

Publication date: May 2018
Features: 6 B&W photographs, notes, index
Keywords: Indigenous History / Women’s Studies
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society, Indigenous History / Women’s Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, Indigenous History / Women’s Studies, Sociology, Indigenous peoples, Gender studies: women & girls, Indigenous Authors
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Kim Anderson is a Metis writer and Associate Professor at the University of Guelph. Maria Campbell is a Cree Metis author, playwright, facilitator, and Elder who lives in Saskatoon. Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.

“Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters will be welcomed by members of Indigenous communities, scholars and students, and all those who are open to the overarching story of resiliency and resistance being shared.”

Robina Thomas, University of Victoria

I | All Our Relations
1 Voices from the Downtown Eastside
DEBRA LEO, BEATRICE STARR & STELLA AUGUST
DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE POWER OF WOMEN GROUP
2 Honouring Women
BEVERLY JACOBS
3 Sacred Sisters and Sacred Circles
A Story of One Nehiyawak Family and the Power of Spirit
SANDRA LAMOUCHE
4 Honouring Elsie
Was She Just a Dream?
ANN-MARIE LIVINGSTON & SARAH HUNT

II | The Violence of History
5 Generations of Genocide
The Historical and Sociological Context of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
ROBYN BOURGEOIS
6 A Tradition of Violence
Dehumanization, Stereotyping, and Indigenous Women
MICHELLE GOOD
7 The (Un)Making of Property Gender Violence and the Legal Status of Long Island Algonquian Women
KELSEY T. LEONARD
8 (The Missing Chapter) On Being Missing
From Indian Problem to Indian Problematic
MAYA ODE’AMIK CHACABY

III | Challenges
9 Violence and Extraction
Stories from the Oil Fields
HELEN KNOT T
10 Skirting the Issues
Indigenous Myths, Misses, and Misogyny
ALEX WILSON
11 The Moose in the Room
Indigenous Men and Violence against Women
ROBERT ALEXANDER INNES & KIM ANDERSON
12 Considering Wenonah, Considering Us
WAASEYAA’SIN CHRISTINE SY
13 Centring Resurgence
Taking on Colonial Gender Violence in Indigenous Nation Building
LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON

IV | Action, Always
14 Iskwewuk E-wischiwitochik
Saskatchewan Community Activism to Address Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls
DARLENE R. OKEMAYSIM-SICOT TE, SUSAN GINGELL &
RITA BOUVIER
15 Woman Sacred
PAHAN PTE SAN WIN
16 Leading with Our Hearts
Anti-Violence Action and Beadwork Circles as Colonial Resistance
LAURA HARJO, JENELL NAVARRO & KIMBERLY ROBERTSON
Epilogue
Sitting in with Sisters
KIM ANDERSON, TRACY BEAR, CHRISTI BELCOURT, MARIA CAMPBELL, MAYA ODE’AMIK CHACABY, TANYA KAPPO, TARA KAPPO, LYLA KINOSHAMEG, JO-ANNE LAWLESS, BRENDA MACDOUGALL, SYLVIA MARACLE, RAMONA REECE, MADELEINE KÉTÉSKWEW DION STOUT
ISBNs: 9781772123678 978-1-77212-367-8 Title: keetsahnak / our missing and murdered indigenous sisters ISBNs: 9781772123913 978-1-77212-391-3 Title: keetsahnak / our missing and murdered indigenous sisters ISBNs: 9781772123906 978-1-77212-390-6 Title: keetsahnak / our missing and murdered indigenous sisters ISBNs: 9781772123920 978-1-77212-392-0 Title: keetsahnak / our missing and murdered indigenous sisters