ContentsThunder 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.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references.