"Until our hearts are on the ground" : Aboriginal mothering, oppression, resistance and rebirth

"Until our hearts are on the ground" : Aboriginal mothering, oppression, resistance and rebirth
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Lavell, Jeannette Corbiere, Lavell-Harvard, D. Memee (Dawn Memee)
"D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeannette Corbiere Lavell have brought together a multitude of voices to speak on the issues facing Aboriginal mothers in contemporary society. Beginning with an examination of the experience of childbirth-the initiation into motherhood-the contributing authors illustrate its potential as a source of empowerment and revitalization for our nations. Through their own unique perspectives, the women bring us to an understanding of the variety of Aboriginal mothering practices, the impacts of colonization and government legislation on Aboriginal mothers, and literary representations of Aboriginal mothering. Together, these women have worked to reveal not only the connection between the longstanding historical oppression experienced by Aboriginal women and the dire contemporary circumstances of many Aboriginal communities, but also the power of Aboriginal mothers to revitalize and transform our communities. They are truly the givers of new life."

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1550144618; 9781550144611
Thunder spirits: reclaiming the power of our grandmothers / D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeanette Corbiere Lavell -- I. From the womb: becoming an Aboriginal mother -- New life stirring: mothering, transformation, and Aboriginal womanhood / Kim Anderson -- Birthing an Indigenous resurgence: decolonizing our pregnancy and birthing ceremonies / Leanne Simpson -- Becoming an Aboriginal mother: childbirth experiences of women from one Mi'kmaq community in Nova Scotia / Joanne Whitty-Rogers, Josephine Etowa, and Joan Evans -- II. Conceptions and practices of Aboriginal mothering -- An Anishinaabe-kwe ideology on mothering and motherhood / Renée Elizabeth Mzinegiizhigo-kwe Bédard -- Power mothering: the Haudenosaunee model / Jan Noel -- Dances with cougar: learning from traditional parenting skills programs / Joanne Arnott -- Back to basics: mothering and grandmothering in the context of urban Ghana / Brenda F. McGadney-Douglass, Nana Araba Apt, and Richard L. Douglass -- Aboriginal mothering: an Australian perspective / Belinda Wheeler -- III. "Big mother": the role of the state in the performance of mothering -- Aboriginal mothering under the state's gaze / Randi Cull -- Canada's Indian residential schools and their impacts on mothering / Rosalyn Ing -- Fostering Indigeneity: the role of Aboriginal mothers and Aboriginal early child care in responses to colonial foster-care interventions / Margo Greenwood and Sarah de Leeuw -- Aboriginal women vs. Canada: the struggle for our mothers to remain Aboriginal / D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeanette Corbiere Lavell -- "They let their kids run wild": the policing of Aboriginal mothering in Quebec / Cheryl Gosselin -- IV. Literary representations of Aboriginal mothering -- Woman dreaming: an exploration of the Australian Aborigine's return to heritage / Debra Bruch -- "Confused with the sorrow": Aboriginal mothering in The antelope wife and Gardens in the dunes / Roxanne Harde -- Lost mothers and "stolen generations": representations of family in contemporary Aboriginal writing / Hilary Emmett.
Includes bibliographical references.


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