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Keetsahnak

Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, Editors

Women's Studies

Paperback
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123678
Pages: 400 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 10 black-and-white photos

In Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly. This important collective volume both witnesses the significance of the traveling exhibition Walking With Our Sisters and creates a model for anti violence work from an Indigenous perspective. The contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with "tradition," and problematic notions involved in "helping." Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge.

Kim Anderson is a Metis writer and associate professor at the University of Guelph in London, Ontario. Maria Campbell is a Metis author, playwright, facilitator, and Elder who lives in Saskatoon. Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Metis) visual artist from Ontario and a lead coordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.

Contributors Include:
Tracy Bear, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maya Chacaby, Madeleine Dion Stout, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Innes, Beverley Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Kelsey Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda MacDougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Simpson, Christine Sy, Alexandria Wilson, Stella August, Debra Leo, Beatrice Starr