Civil Discourse & Social Change

Current Freedom Issues: Gender, Sovereignty, and Indigenous Rights

Online Reading

  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

https://1map.com/de/undesadspdorg

  • Amnesty International Report: Maze of Injustice

https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/gender-sexuality-identity/

  • Amnesty International Report: No More Stolen Sisters

https://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/issues/indigenous-peoples/no-more-stolen-sisters

  • Labrecque: From Ciudad Juarez to the Highway of Tears

https://reseaudialog.ca/docs/CahiersDIALOG-201402.pdf

  • Sarah Deer: Sovereignty of the Soul

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=987702

  • Sarah Deer: Relocation Revisited

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1567144

  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Report: Shattered Hearts

https://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630 

Offline Readings

  • Special Issue: Native Feminisms

Wicazo Sa Review: Volume 24, Number 2, Fall 2009

  • Special Issue: Native Feminisms

American Querterly: Volume 60, Number 2, June 2008

  • Special Issue: Karangatia: Calling out Gender and Sexuality in Settler Societies

Settler Colonial Studies: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2012

  • Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005).
  • The Kino-nda-niimi Collective, The Winter We Danced (2014).
  • Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian J. Gilley and Scott L. Morgensen. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. (2011)
  • Mishuana Goeman. Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations. (2013)
  • Dian Million.  Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. (2013)
  • Luana Ross. Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality. (1998)
  • Joanne Barker. Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity. (2011)

Links/Websites

  • Idle No More 

https://idlenomore.ca/

http://nationsrising.org/itendshere-the-full-series/

  • In Honour of Loretta Saunders

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/honour-loretta/21987

Videos

  • Stolen Sisters Documentary

http://www.stolensisters.com/

  • Finding Dawn

https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn/

  • Two Spirits Documentary

http://twospirits.org/

  • Club Native

http://rezolutionpictures.com/productions/documentaries/club-native/

  • As They Are: Two Spirited People in the Modern World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wERe04sBno8

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