Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants

University of Alberta PressSKU: 9780888646422

Author:
Carlson, Nellie|Steinhauer, Kathleen
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Metis
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
216
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press

Price:
Sale price$24.95

Description

Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants authored by Nellie Carlson, Kathleen Steinhauer with, Linda Goyette is the oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women as they tell their life stories against a backdrop of government discrimination, First Nations activism, and the resurgence of First Nations communities. Nellie Carlson and Kathleen Steinhauer, who helped to organize the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement in western Canada in the 1960s, fought the Canadian government's interpretation of treaty and Aboriginal rights, the Indian Act, and the male power structure in their own communities in pursuit of equal rights for Aboriginal women and children. The work also details the work of fellow activists such as Jenny Shirt Margetts and Mary Two-Axe Earley. After decades of activism and court battles, First Nations women succeeded in changing these oppressive regulations, thus benefiting thousands of their descendants. Those interested in human rights, activism, history, and Indigenous Studies will find that these personal stories, enriched by detailed notes and photographs, form a passionate record of an important, continuing struggle. Contains historical black and white photographs, a timeline, glossary, and an index.

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