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Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

contributions by Sandra Lamouche; Susan Gingell; Robyn Bourgeois; Sylvia Maracle; Debra Leo; Beatrice Starr; Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy; Stella August; Ann-Marie Livingston; Michelle Good; Helen Knott; Ramona Reece; Robert Alexander Innes; Maya Ode’amik Chacaby; Tanya Kappo; Pahan Pte San Win; Brenda Macdougall; Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout; Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte; Leanne Betasamosake Simpson; Alex Wilson; Jenell Navarro; Rita Bouvier; Jo-Anne Lawless; Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group; Beverly Jacobs; Kelsey T. Leonard; Tracy Bear; Tara Kappo; Sarah Hunt; Kimberly Robertson; Laura Harjo; Lyla Kinoshameg, edited by Christi Belcourt; Kim Anderson & Maria Campbell

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In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with “tradition,” and problematic notions involved in “helping.” Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge.

It’s in all of our best interests to take on gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of Indigenous nation building, and as the backbone of any Indigenous mobilization. —Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Contributors: Kim Anderson, Stella August, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Ode’amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, Alex Wilson

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Sandra Lamouche

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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist from Manito Sahkahigan (Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta). She is a lead co-ordinator for the Walking With Our Sisters commemoration.
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Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. She obtained her law degree after three decades of working with indigenous communities and organizations. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, while still practising law, and won the HarperCollins/UBC Prize in 2018. Her poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada. Michelle Good lives and writes in south central British Columbia. 

 
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Helen Knott is a Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and mixed Euro-descent woman living in Fort St. John, British Columbia. In 2016 Helen was one of sixteen global change makers featured by the Nobel Women's Initiative for being committed to end gender-based violence. Helen was selected as a 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author. This is her first book.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis educator. She is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, and is the author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood and and Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis educator. She is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, and is the author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood and and Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation. He holds a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and is an Assistant Professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
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LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is the author of three previous books, including Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of three anthologies. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to this collection.

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LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is the author of three previous books, including Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of three anthologies. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to this collection.

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LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is the author of three previous books, including Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of three anthologies. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to this collection.

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Rita Bouvier is a freelance researcher and community-learning facilitator working with various public institutions and private sector organizations. After retiring from the administrative staff of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in 2006, Rita served as a coordinator with the Canadian Council on Learning-Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre partnership at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Rita Bouvier is a freelance researcher and community-learning facilitator working with various public institutions and private sector organizations. After retiring from the administrative staff of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in 2006, Rita served as a coordinator with the Canadian Council on Learning-Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre partnership at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Rita Bouvier is a freelance researcher and community-learning facilitator working with various public institutions and private sector organizations. After retiring from the administrative staff of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in 2006, Rita served as a coordinator with the Canadian Council on Learning-Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre partnership at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Rita Bouvier is a freelance researcher and community-learning facilitator working with various public institutions and private sector organizations. After retiring from the administrative staff of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in 2006, Rita served as a coordinator with the Canadian Council on Learning-Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre partnership at the University of Saskatchewan.
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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MARIA CAMPBELL was born and raised in a northern Saskatchewam Metis community. An author and community worker, her many books include Achimoona (1985) and Stories of the Road Allowance People (1995).
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Scholarly and Academic Book Award | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta
Editorial Reviews

"Indigenous women, these keepers, continue to go missing and be murdered in staggering numbers in Canada. This new collection of essays, most of which were written by Indigenous women scholars and activists, was edited by Campbell, Kim Anderson, and Christie Belcourt. The essays look at the violence against, the challenges facing, and the action taken by their sisters in this country."

— Prairie Books Now

"Keetsahnak will be a staple resource in future research on violence against Indigenous women and girls....future historians and critics studying Indigenous resistance, both at the barricades and through artistic production, will want this book on their shelves."

— Margery Fee

"The stories in this book are presented with power, truth, humility, and beauty. They reveal complexities of women's lives that cannot be adequately reflected in statistics on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women."

— Hilary N. Weaver

"Many chapters in Keetsahnak will appeal to academic and non-academic thinkers and teachers alike - allowing readers to think holistically about community remembrance, mourning, celebration and healing."

— Tracey Lindberg

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