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Gehl v Canada

Challenging Sex Discrimination in the Indian Act

by Lynn Gehl
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged: indigenous studies, women's studies, native americans, indigenous peoples, canadian, women, gender & the law

A follow-up to Claiming Anishinaabe, Gehl v Canada is the story of Lynn Gehl’s lifelong journey of survival against the nation-state’s constant genocidal assault against her existence. While Canada set up its colonial powers—including the Supreme Court, House of Commons, Senate Chamber, and the Residences of the Prime Minister and Governor Ge …

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Aki-wayn-zih

A Person as Worthy as the Earth

by Eli Baxter
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: indigenous studies, personal memoirs

Members of Eli Baxter’s generation are the last of the hunting and gathering societies living on Turtle Island. They are also among the last fluent speakers of the Anishinaabay language known as Anishinaabaymowin.

Aki-wayn-zih is a story about the land and its spiritual relationship with the Anishinaabayg, from the beginning of their life on Miss- …

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A. Mary F. Robinson

Victorian Poet and Modern Woman of Letters

by Patricia Rigg
edition: eBook
tagged: literary, 19th century, 20th century

Born in England in 1857, Agnes Mary Frances Robinson contributed to cultural and literary currents from nineteenth-century Victorianism to twentieth-century modernism; she was equally at home in London and Paris and prolific in both English and French. Yet Robinson remains an enigma on many levels.
This literary biography integrates Robinson's uno …

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Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist

by Karen Levenson
edition: Paperback
tagged: animal rights, domestic partner abuse, social activists

A searing memoir of an animal rights campaigner’s effort to stop Canada’s seal hunt, while handling domestic abuse and her partner’s long-term illness.

When two government agents asked Karen Levenson whether she knew any terrorists or was one herself, she couldn’t have been more astonished. Passionately and professionally engaged in the stru …

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A Runner's Journey

by Bruce Kidd
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: sports, running & jogging, post-confederation (1867-), history, olympics

In the 1960s, Bruce Kidd was one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes. As a teenager, Kidd won races all over the globe, participated in the Olympics, and started a revolution in distance running and a revival in Canadian track and field. He quickly became a symbol of Canadian youth and the subject of endless media coverage.

 

Although most athlet …

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Nerve

Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First

by Martha Piper & Indira Samarasekera, foreword by The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, P.C.
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: leadership, business, women in business

 

Candid and insightful perspectives on the dilemmas and opportunities women confront as they take on leadership positions

Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first (and so far only) female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities and directors of …

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Flower Diary

In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door

by Molly Peacock
edition: eBook
tagged: artists, architects, photographers

 

“Graceful yet precise, poetic yet deeply rooted in research, this exploration of an overlooked painter is gorgeous — a joy to read. Molly Peacock’s insights and empathy with her subject bring to life both Mary Hiester Reid and her luscious flower paintings.” — Charlotte Gray, author of The Massey Murder

Molly Peacock uncovers the history …

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"Indian" in the Cabinet

Speaking Truth to Power

by Jody Wilson-Raybould
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, women, political

A compelling political memoir of leadership and speaking truth to power by one of the most inspiring women of her generation

Jody Wilson-Raybould was raised to be a leader. Inspired by the example of her grandmother, who persevered throughout her life to keep alive the governing traditions of her people, and raised as the daughter of a hereditary ch …

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