Making Space for Indigenous Feminism with Robyn Bourgeois and Mary Eberts

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The first edition of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism proposed that Indigenous feminism was a valid and indeed essential theoretical and activist position, and introduced a roster of important Indigenous feminist contributors. This new edition builds on the success and research of the first and provides updated and new chapters that cover a wide range of some of the most important issues facing Indigenous peoples today: violence against women, recovery of Indigenous self-determination, racism, misogyny and decolonization. Specifically, new chapters deal with Indigenous resurgence, feminism amongst the Sami and in Aboriginal Australia, neoliberal restructuring in Oaxaca, Canada’s settler racism and sexism, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Contributors, Mary Eberts and Robyn Bourgeois, will be joining us to discuss this book and their chapters!

“This path-breaking collection brings together leading and emerging voices in the field, presenting critical innovative research that reminds us of the need for a consistent application of feminist analytic tools to understand colonialism and patriarchy as mutually constitutive and reinforcing forces. This collection is essential as an emancipatory tool for decolonization and Indigenous resurgence.” — Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, University of Victoria

7 PM
Friday, March 2 2018
@25One Community
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Co-Sponsored by Fernwood Publishing, Inter Pares and the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies, University of Ottawa

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Dr. Robyn Bourgeois (Laughing Otter Caring Woman) is an assistant professor with the Centre for Women and Gender Studies at Brock. She is a mixed-race Cree academic, author, and artist originally from the Syilx and Splats’in territories of British Columbia. Robyn’s research foci include violence against indigenous women and girls, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and state-based anti-violence responses.

Mary Eberts is a litigation lawyer based in Toronto who does equality and Indigenous rights cases throughout the country.  She has worked as litigation counsel for the NWAC since 1991 and writes in the areas of violence against Indigenous women, the Indian Act, equality, and the rule of law.


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