KIM ANDERSON, Cree Writer and Academic

Laurier University

  • Anderson, Kim. A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, 2nd Edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. (2016).
  • Innes, Robert Alexander and Kim Anderson, Eds. Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press (2015).
  • Harvard-Lavell, Memee and Kim Anderson, Eds.  Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery. Toronto: Demeter Press (2014).
  • Anderson, Kim. Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine. Winnipeg, University of Manitoba Press (2011).
  • Anderson, Kim and Bonita Lawrence, Eds. Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival. Toronto: Three O'Clock Press (2003).

How are Native women defined? How has this sense of identity been influenced by European culture, and how have negative images been resisted? These are only a few of the questions Cree/Metis writer Kim Anderson addresses in this important book based on interviews with forty Native women from across Canada.<br /><br />Starting from the role of women in Indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans, Anderson explores how female identity and power were systematically dismantled through colonization. Drawing on their own experiences, Native women describe how they are reclaiming their cultural traditions and creating positive and powerful images of themselves with are true to their heritage.

  • A Recognition of Being is a critical and inspiring history of Native womanhood based on interviews with forty Aboriginal women from across Canada and the author’s own personal journey as a Native woman
  • explores the central question of how Aboriginal women maintain power and construct a positive knowledge of the self
  • contributes to a growing body of scholarship on Indigenous women’s resistance to oppression

The Feminist Anthem  - I Am Woman

"...Oh yes, I am wise..But it's wisdom born of pain...."

This 70s song represented the political struggle for women equality, a struggle that is making slow but sure progress.  It reflects, albeit, the views of middle class white women for sure, but I think if you look deep enough into the packaging of the song, you will find that something that is universal, timeless and challenging...both philosophically and otherwise.

BELOW:  Helen Reddy at 75...what a wonderful elder in her traditions. 



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