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Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

interviewee Tomson Highway; Taiaiake Alfred; Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher; Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm; Alison Calder; Ty P. Kawika Tengan; Basil H. Johnston; Neal McLeod; Richard Van Camp; Kim Anderson; Daniel Heath Justice; Adrian Stimson; Warren Cariou; Terrance Houle; Brendan Hokowhitu; Janice C. Hill; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; Louise Bernice Halfe; Daniel David Moses; Joanne Arnott; Joseph Boyden; Gregory Scofield & Lee Maracle, edited by Sam McKegney, cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton

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What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Masculindians captures twenty of these conversations in a volume that is intensely personal, yet speaks across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and world view to gender theory, artistic representations, and activist interventions. They speak of possibility and strength, of beauty and vulnerability. They speak of sensuality, eroticism, and warriorhood, and of the corrosive influence of shame, racism, and violence. Firmly grounding Indigenous continuance in sacred landscapes, interpersonal reciprocity, and relations with other-than-human kin, these conversations honour and embolden the generative potential of healthy Indigenous masculinities.

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Tomson Highway

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Taiaiake Alfred

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Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher

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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. Kateri has written two books of poetry my heart is a stray bullet and bloodriver woman, the Sarton Literary Award nominated collection of short fiction The Stone Collection, and the graphic novel Nimkii which was commissioned for the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. Kateri was editor of two anthologies: Without Reservation, Indigenous Erotica and the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has released two poetry and music CDs, Standing Ground and A Constellation of Bones which was a nominee for an Aboriginal Music Award.
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Alison Calder teaches English at the University of Manitoba and is a winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for poetry.
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Alison Calder teaches English at the University of Manitoba and is a winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for poetry.
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Alison Calder teaches English at the University of Manitoba and is a winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for poetry.
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Sam McKegney is a teacher and scholar of Indigenous and Canadian literature at Queen’s University.
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Sam McKegney is a teacher and scholar of Indigenous and Canadian literature at Queen’s University.
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Sam McKegney is a teacher and scholar of Indigenous and Canadian literature at Queen’s University.
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Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books spanning just about every genre, including Little You and Welcome Song for Baby. His novel The Lesser Blessed has now been made into a film with First Generation Films.

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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
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Joanne Arnott (Métis) A Métis/mixed-blood writer, originally from Manitoba.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Editorial Reviews

"McKegney interviews male and female educators, artists (including writers such Joseph Boyden, Lee Maracle and Tomson Highway), scholars, social workers, elders, and others who attest to the myriad conceptions of indigenous manhood that range from the affirmingly spiritual to the purposefully vulnerable. [...] Many a fascinating discussion about modern indigenous identities."


"A valuable contribution to Indigenous masculinity studies. Very few texts focus on Indigenous manhood and masculinities, and this book provides an opportunity to expand this area of study and to engage in conversations on Indigenous community and Native nation building."

— Wicazo Sa Review

“A strong beginning to the work of critical studies of Indigenous masculinities.”

— Transmotion

“Masculindians is not a book about tragic masculinities. Rather, the contributors share compelling stories of beautiful and healthy masculinities disrupted by colonization. Their stories speak of resilience and resistance and resurgence.”

— The Goose

“Distills the acumen of the scholars, journalists, playwrights, authors, poets, mothers, fathers, and sons who sat with him and identified, and commiserated on, the paradigms of maleness and manliness.”

— BC Studies

"Masculindians is a collection of twenty-three conversations with Indigenous women and men from throughout North America and Oceania, Two-Spirit and straight people, as well as artists and scholars who talked about, among other things, Indigenous masculinity. The chapters are more than conversations. They are artifacts from which we can later draw meaning in order to reimagine Indigenous masculinity's pluralisms, possibilities, and potentials."

— Native American and Indigenous Studies

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