Indigenous Masculinities

The Legacy of Colonialism Indigenous women have been at the forefront of the healing movement in North America since its inception, but there has been very little research about reconciling the position of Indigenous men Indigenous men in families and communities, nor about reconciling the multiple genders Indigenous peoples once knew. Utilizing Indigenous feminism and queer theory, the editors of the first anthology on Indigenous men and masculinities will discuss the ways in which the white supremacist hetero-normative patriarchy, that informs the white masculine ideal and is the basis for the colonization of Indigenous lands, minds, and bodies, has been imposed on and internalized by Indigenous men and has negatively impacted them and their families and communities.

Dr. Kim Anderson is Metis with origins in Manitoba, Canada, and is an Associate Professor teaching in the Family Relations Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has spent most of her career researching and writing about Indigenous families in Canada, often in collaboration with Indigenous social organizations. Dr. Anderson is the author of "A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood" (Canadian Scholar's Press, 2nd Edition, 2016) and "Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine (University of Manitoba Press, 2011). With Dr. Robert Innes she has co-edited the first anthology on Indigenous masculinities, entitled "Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration" (University of Manitoba, 2015).

Dr. Robert Alexander Innes as member of the Cowessess First Nation and is an associate professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of numerous articles on Indigenous veterans, kinship relations, and Indigenous masculinities. He is the author of Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Cowessess First Nation and Contemporary Kinship (University of Manitoba Press, 2013) and co-editor, along with Kim Anderson of "Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (University of Manitoba, 2015).

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