Thunder in my Soul

SKU: 1895686466

Patricia Monture-Angus
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Iroquois, Mohawk, Woodland
Book Type:
Fernwood Publishing
Copyright Date:

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Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks is a collection of essays and speeches by Patricia Monture-Angus. This 1995 release first published in 1995 by Fernwood Publishing was re-issed in 2011. It remains a ground-breaking collection to this day. The writings of this Mohawk lawyer and academic are personal reflections on her law career, as well as scholarly essays about Aboriginal People in Canada. The writings from 1987 to 1994 are organized into four sections. The first section, Flint Woman Speaks, contains four essays that document the author's struggle against oppression and racism in her law career as a student and later as a law professor. Through storytelling, she examines her life in often-painful memories. Through all her experiences she remains strong and optimistic. The remaining three sections examine the politics of oppression in terms of education, women and politics, and justice. These eight scholarly essays cover the Native education, the experience of Native students in Canadian law schools, Aboriginal women and the Canadian Charter, the Constitution, Aboriginal women's organizations, child welfare, roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal women, and the movement toward self-government. The collection will appeal to a wide audience both inside and outside the university arena. The vocabulary is straightforward and jargon-free. The book is used in university courses in a variety of disciplines including, women's studies, sociology, political science, education, law and Native studies. Anyone interested in understanding one Aboriginal woman's experience in Canadian society will find challenging and thought-provoking reading.

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