Indigenous Justice and Gender
This new volume offers a broad overview of topics pertaining to gender-related health, violence, and healing. Employing a strength-based approach (as opposed to a deficit model), the chapters address the resiliency of Indigenous women and two-spirit people in the face of colonial violence and structural racism.
The book centers the concept of “rematriation”—the concerted effort to place power, peace, and decision making back into the female space, land, body, and sovereignty—as a decolonial practice to combat injustice. Chapters include such topics as reproductive health, diabetes, missing and murdered Indigenous women, Indigenous women in the academy, and Indigenous women and food sovereignty.
As part of the Indigenous Justice series, this book provides an overview of the topic, geared toward undergraduate and graduate classes.
Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox
Brooke de Heer
Lomayumtewa K. Ishii
Lynn C. Jones
Marianne O. Nielsen
Linda M. Robyn
Melinda S. Smith
“The critical writings by scholars expertly connect historical injustices to today’s injustices against Indigenous women and LGBTQ communities and [reveal] how Indigenous critical resiliency of culture and tradition is the strength of community.”—Aresta Tsosie-Paddock, University of Arizona
“This book centers the resilience and power of Indigenous women and two-spirit people. From various perspectives rooted in the sacredness of female empowerment, the authors highlight the connection between rematriation and Indigenous well-being. This collection of work honors and privileges the vitality of Indigenous women and two-spirit people while critiquing the brutal impact of settler colonialism. This book will be valuable across disciplines/spaces that engage in social justice work, especially as it pertains to BIPOC, health, policy, gender studies, and restitution.”—Leola Tsinnajinnie Paquin, University of New Mexico