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. Other urban centres under discussion in this collection are Vancouver, Thunder Bay, Seattle, Anchorage, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Chicago. This book adds an important pice into the current knowledge and study of Aboriginal women and urban studies.