December 02, 2022

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Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

Keetsahnak /  Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

New book by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt

Many of Canada’s most well-known Indigenous women talk about antiviolence work in Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters. This is a book that will complement the powerful Walking with Our Sisters exhibition.

It’s in all of our best interests to take on gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of Indigenous nation building, and as the backbone of any Indigenous mobilization.
—Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

About the Book

In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all.

Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective. 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.

Contributors: Kim Anderson, Stella August, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Ode’amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, Alex Wilson.

About the Editors

Kim Anderson is a Metis writer and Associate Professor at the University of Guelph. Maria Campbell is a Cree Metis author, playwright, facilitator, and Elder who lives in Saskatoon. Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.


978-1-77212-271-8 • $29.95
400 pages • 6″ x 9″ • 6 B&W photographs, notes, bibliography, index
Indigenous History / Women’s Studies

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