Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition

Edited by Joyce Green  

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The first edition of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism proposed that Indigenous feminism was a valid and indeed essential theoretical and activist position, and introduced a roster of important Indigenous feminist contributors. This new edition builds on the success and research of the first and provides updated and new chapters that cover a wide range of some of the most important issues facing Indigenous peoples today: violence against women, recovery of Indigenous self-determination, racism, misogyny and decolonization. Specifically, new chapters deal with Indigenous resurgence, feminism amongst the Sami and in Aboriginal Australia, neoliberal restructuring in Oaxaca, Canada’s settler racism and sexism, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Written by Indigenous feminists and allies, this book provides a powerful and original intellectual and political contribution demonstrating that feminism has much to offer Indigenous women, and all Indigenous peoples, in their struggles against oppression.

“Making Space for Indigenous Feminism is an essential resource that places gender justice at the core of our analyses of colonization and decolonization. What we learn is urgent: without addressing the systemic and symbolic character of the gendered violence that Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, trans, and queer folks disproportionately face, decolonization will remain a man-made, colonial sham.”

— Glen Coulthard, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, UBC

“This path-breaking collection brings together leading and emerging voices in the field, presenting critical innovative research that reminds us of the need for a consistent application of feminist analytic tools to understand colonialism and patriarchy as mutually constitutive and reinforcing forces. This collection is essential as an emancipatory tool for decolonization and Indigenous resurgence.”

— Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, University of Victoria

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  • July 2020
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  • Introduction (Joyce Green)
  • Taking Account of Indigenous Feminism (Joyce Green)
  • Being Indigenous Feminists: Resurgences Against Contemporary Patriarchy (Gina Starblanket)
  • Feminsim Is for Everybody: Aboriginal Women, Feminism and Diversity (Verna St. Denis)
  • My Hometown: Northern Canada, South Africa (Emma LaRocque)
  • “A High Risk Lifestyle”: Being an Indigenous Woman (Mary Eberts)
  • Politics of Gendered Violence in Indigenous Communities (Rauna Kuokkanen)
  • Métis and Feminist: Contemplations on Feminism, Human Rights, Culture and Decolonization (Emma LaRocque)
  • Deploying and Disputing Aboriginal Feminism in Australia (Megan Davis)
  • Balancing Strategies: Aboriginal Women and Constitutional Rights in Canada (Joyce Green)
  • Spare a Thought for Métis Women Elders: Illness and Poverty in Elderhood (Diedre A. Desmarais)
  • Indigenous Law, Gender and Neoliberal State Restructuring in Oaxaca (Isabel Altimerano-Jimenez)
  • Empowerment, Revolution and Real Change: An Interview with Fay Blaney (Fay Blaney & Sam Grey)
  • A Perpetual State of Violence: An Indigenous Feminist Anti-Oppression Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Robyn Bourgeois)
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward (Shirley Green)
  • Colleen Glenn: A Mètis Feminist in Indian Rights for Indian Women (Colleen Glenn with Joyce Green)
  • Culturing Politics and Politicizing Culture (Shirley Bear) • Long Way from Home (Emma LaRocque) • References • Index
  • References
  • Index


  • Joyce Green

    University of Regina

    Joyce Green is professor emerita of political science at the University of Regina. Green’s work focuses on the politics of decolonization in Canada; on identity, human rights and citizenship; and on the way in which sexism, racism and race privilege is encoded in Canadian political culture. She is of English, Ktunaxa and Cree-Scots Métis descent; she is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nation and a member of Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡiʔit (Tobacco Plains), a member band of the Ktunaxa Nation.

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