Disinherited Generations

Disinherited Generations

Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and Their Descendants

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Wayne State
This oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women tells their life story 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 to win equal rights for Aboriginal women and children. After decades of activism and court battles, they succeeded in changing these oppressive regulations, benefiting thousands of First Nations women and 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.
This oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women tells their life story 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 to win equal rights for Aboriginal women and children. After decades of activism and court battles, they succeeded in changing these oppressive regulations, benefitting thousands of First Nations women and 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.

Book News
In this oral autobiography told to a Canadian writer, Carlson and Steinhauer (d. 2012), Saddle Creek Cree cousins, relate the story of their activism against discrimination by the federal government in the Indian Act and resistance in their own community in the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement. Includes photographs, tributes to Carlson and Steinhauer, their family tree, a timeline, honor roll of activists and their supporters, a glossary of terms related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and further reading. Distributed in the US by Wayne State U. Press. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Edmonton, AB : University of Alberta Press, c2013
Description: xliv, 172 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780888646422
0888646429
Branch Call Number: 323.1197 Car

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