Keeping the Campfires Going: Urban American Indian Women's Community Work and Activism is a collection of 10 essays about the history and politics of urbanization and the various roles Native American and First Nations women have played in the process. Editors Susan Susan Applegate and Heather Howard have compiled a fascinating cross-section of articles that describe and analyse women and urban issues in cities in the United States and Canada. Heather Howard writes about her first-hand experiences with the Native Canadian Centre and Aboriginal women's activism in Toronto from 1950-1975.
Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Cities: Transformations and Continuities contains 12 essays from various First Nation and non-Aboriginal scholars. Of particular interest are David Newhouse's paper, Urban Life: Reflections of a Middle-Class Indian; Darrel Manitowabi's Neoliberalism and the Urban Aboriginal Experience: A Casino Rama Case Study; Marianne Ignace's Why Is My People Sleeping?: First Nations Hip Hop between the Rez and the City; and Heather Howard's study of Friendship Centres.