Practicing Indigenous Feminism: Resistance to Imperialism

Joyce Green (Ed.), Making Space for Aboriginal Feminism (pp. 124-139). London: Zed Books, 2007

14 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2016

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

This chapter is situated within the complexities of the new forms of imperialism that characterize a world seemingly gone mad. The conviction that both the project of decolonization and that of human survival and ultimately, peace for a world hovering on the brink of self-destruction require, at the very least, the return of the feminine principle and in the process, right balance and the compassionate mind, to the center of our political ontologies, is central to this chapter. The thesis is two-fold: firstly, that Indigenous women have a vital role to play in the realization of alternative models of “being in the world‟ and secondly, that this represent a particularly poignant paradox.

Keywords: Indigenous women, feminism, indigenous ontologies, imperialism, global crisis

JEL Classification: F54, F60

Suggested Citation

Stewart-Harawira, Makere, Practicing Indigenous Feminism: Resistance to Imperialism (January 1, 2007). Joyce Green (Ed.), Making Space for Aboriginal Feminism (pp. 124-139). London: Zed Books, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2828271

Makere Stewart-Harawira (Contact Author)

University of Alberta ( email )

Faculty of Education
Edmonton, Alberta T6G2G5
Canada

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