Disinherited generations : our struggle to reclaim treaty rights for First Nations women and their descendants
 

Disinherited generations : our struggle to reclaim treaty rights for First Nations women and their descendants
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2013
Book > Memoir
Creators
Carlson, Nellie, Steinhauer, Kathleen
Contributors
Goyette, Linda
Description
"This oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women tells 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. 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 Native Studies will find that these personal stories, enriched by detailed notes and photographs, form a passionate record of an important, continuing struggle"--publisher's website.

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ISBN
9780888646422; 0888646429
Contents
Foreward - A Tribute to Kathleen Steinhauer and Nellie Carlson / Maria Campbell -- Introduction - Two Strong Women Begin to Tell a Story / Linda Goyette -- 1. Daughters of Saddle Lake -- 2. Surviving Residential School -- 3. Love, matrimony and the Indian Act -- 4. Indian Rights for Indian women -- 5. A tribute to Jenny Shirt Margetts -- 6. How we worked together -- 7. Fighting for our birthright -- 8. This is our land.
Notes
Includes glossary of "Terms Related to the Identity of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada".
Includes timeline.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Issued also in electronic formats.
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