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Title Keeping the campfires going : native women's activism in urban communities / edited by Susan Applegate Krouse and Heather A. Howard
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 203 pages)
Contents Urban clan mothers : key households in cities / Susan Lobo -- Gender and community organization leadership in the Chicago Indian community -- Anne Terry Straus and Debra Valentino -- Indigenous agendas and activist genders : Chicago's American Indian center, social welfare, and Native American women's urban leadership / Grant Arndt -- "Assisting our own" : urban migration, self-governance, and Native women's organizing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1972-1989 / Nancy Janovicek -- Their spirits live within us : Aboriginal women in downtown eastside Vancouver emerging into visibility / Dara Culhane -- "How will I sew my baskets" : women vendors, market art, and incipient political activism in Anchorage, Alaska / Molly Lee -- Women's class strategies as activism in Native community building in Toronto, 1950-1975 / Heather A. Howard -- Creating change, reclaiming space in postworld War II Seattle : the American Indian women's service league and the Seattle Indian center, 1958-1978 / Mary C. Wright -- What came out of the takeovers : women's activism and the Indian community school of Milwaukee / Susan Applegate Krouse -- Telling Paula Starr : Native American woman as urban Indian icon / Joan Weibel-Orlando
Summary The essays in this groundbreaking anthology, Keeping the Campfires Going, highlight the accomplishments of and challenges confronting Native women activists in American and Canadian cities. Since World War II, Indigenous women from many communities have stepped forward through organizations, in their families, or by themselves to take action on behalf of the growing number of Native people living in urban areas. This collection recounts and assesses the struggles, successes, and legacies of several of these women in cities across North America, from San Francisco to Toronto, Vancouver to Chica
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City and town life -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Community life -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Community life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Indian women -- Political activity -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Indian women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women political activists -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Women political activists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Canada -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Howard-Bobiwash, Heather, 1966-
Krouse, Susan Applegate, 1955-2010.
LC no. 2009004626
ISBN 0803226454 (electronic bk.)
9780803226456 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Native women's activism in urban communities