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Women and Indigenous Studies



UBC Press is pleased to present its series in Women and Indigenous Studies. The series publishes works establishing a new understanding of Indigenous women’s perspectives and experiences, by researchers in a range of fields. By bringing women’s issues to the forefront, this series invites and encourages innovative scholarship that offers new insights on Indigenous questions, past, present, and future. Books in this series will appeal to readers seeking stimulating explorations and in-depth analysis of the roles, relationships, and representations of Indigenous women in history, politics, culture, ways of knowing, health, and community well-being.

The series, which encourages works by Aboriginal and women scholars, invites submissions from all researchers working in this area.

Written as I Remember It

Written as I Remember It
Teachings (?əms ta?aw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder
By Elsie Paul, Paige Raibmon, and Harmony Johnson

This extraordinary book not only offers a rare glimpse into the life of a Coast Salish woman and the teachings of the Sliammon people, it also offers a fruitful model for collaborative research and life-history writing.

2014, 488 pages, 6 x 9”

Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism

Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism
Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico
By Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez

An insightful and often contentious look at the interplay between gender, indigeneity, environment, and neo-liberalism in Canada and Mexico.

2013, 284 pages, 6 x 9”

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las
Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom
By Leslie A. Robertson with the wagu'l Gixsam Clan

A stirring portrait of a controversial Kwakwaka'wakw leader and the efforts of her descendants to reconcile a difficult history in the hopes of forging a positive cultural identity for future generations.

2012, 596 pages, 6 x 9”

Being Again of One Mind

Being Again of One Mind
Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization
By Lina Sunseri

By combining the narratives of Oneida women with a critical reading of feminist literature on nationalism, this book reveals that some Indigenous women view nationalism in the form of decolonization as a way to restore balance and well-being to their own lives and communities.

2011, 216 pages, 6 x 9”

Indigenous Women and Feminism

Indigenous Women and Feminism
Politics, Activism, Culture
Edited by Cheryl Suzack, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault and Jean Barman

Through the lenses of politics, activism, and culture, this wide-ranging collection crosses disciplinary, national, academic, and activist boundaries to explore deeply the unique political and social positions of indigenous women. A vital and sophisticated discussion, these timely essays will change the way we think about modern feminism and indigenous women.

2010, 344 pages, 6 x 9”

American Missionaries, Christian Oyatoi, and Japan, 1859-73

Taking Medicine
Women's Healing Work and Colonial Contact in Southern Alberta, 1880-1930
By Kristin Burnett

By bringing to light Aboriginal and settler women’s contributions to health care in southern Alberta, this book challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine and nursing in the contact zone.

2010, 248 pages, 6 x 9”


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2012 Aboriginal Studies Catalogue

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