Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Friday, June 4, 2010

Exciting New Book about Aboriginal Women

NEGAHNEEWIN COLLEGE OF ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AT CONFEDERATION COLLEGE
Invites you to join us at the launch of FIRST VOICES: AN ABORIGINAL WOMEN’S READER
edited by Patricia A. Monture and Patricia D. McGuire (local Aboriginal scholar)

The Learning Café
Confederation College


510 E. Victoria Avenue, Thunder Bay

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2010 – 3:00 P.M.
Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is proud to announce the release of this new anthology!

First Voices: An Aboriginal Women’s Reader is a collection of articles that examine many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. These include struggles with the Canadian criminal justice system, with inclusion in self-government and constitutional reform, issues of memberships in bands, and matrimonial real property. Many of the papers are framed around the quest for equality. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activision; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges. Photographs and poetry are also included. There are few books on Aboriginal women in Canada; this anthology provides a valuable addition to the literature and fills a critical gap in the fields of Native Studies, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies.
About the editors:

Patricia A. Monture, Aye-wah-han-day, is a citizen of the Mohawk Nations, 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. Her research interests include crime, law and justice studies; the rights of Aboriginal peoples and a deep commitment to equality rights for women. She has published numerous papers and several books. 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, 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. Patricia works with Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She teaches in the area of Indigneous Studies, law, and sociology. She is currently working on a Canadian Institute of Health Research grant dealing with Aboriginal resilience in Canada with CIET as well as working on her doctorate at the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis work is on developing social theory and Indigenous knowledge from her home territory in the area of historiography.

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