Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-9

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1. An Introduction to Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights

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pp. 1-32

In a 2008 news article, “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Raises Controversy,” Adrian Humphreys asks her readers to contemplate how “Canada will take its historical place alongside such tarnished regimes as South Africa, Chile, El Salvador and Sierra Leone.” The Truth and...

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2. Gendered Racialized Sexuality: The Formation of States

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pp. 33-55

The Canadian TRC specifically addressed sexual abuse of Indian children in residential schools. As a separate issue, Canada and the United States also came under human rights scrutiny from Amnesty International for failing to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence. These campaigns...

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3. Felt Theory

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pp. 56-77

In this chapter I make a case for remembering and understanding the impact of Canadian First Nations and Métis women’s first-person and experiential narratives on white, mostly male, mainstream scholarship. I argue that these narratives were political acts in themselves that in their...

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4. The “Indian Problem”: Anomie and Its Discontents

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pp. 78-102

In a 2008 commentary on research surrounding mental health in Indian Country, Audra Simpson asks, in tandem with W. E. B. Du Bois, “How does it feel to be a Problem?”2 Her commentary astutely assesses how those once denied any subjectivity come to the fore in a neoliberal moment...

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5. Therapeutic Nations

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pp. 103-122

The Aboriginal Healing Foundation, headed by a Native who’s who in health, social work, and recovery, acknowledged their work as an extension of grassroots work in communities. They had built on the back of work that had been ongoing for over a decade. Charged with bringing the multiple...

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6. What Will Our Nation Be?

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pp. 123-145

In the United States, Pat Bellanger, an Ojibwe from Minnesota, stated her community’s interest: “To us, it is impossible to separate the fate of our children from the fate of our families—they are the same. We needed to come together as families. The women define the family and the family...

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7. (Un)Making the Biopolitical Citizen

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pp. 146-180

On the website Self-Determination Theory, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s words appear and dissolve, intermixed with pictures of smiling, healthy people. Their words introduce the power of self-determination as a theory for well-being: “To be self determined is to endorse one’s actions...

Notes

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pp. 181-206

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 207-223

Index

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pp. 225-230

About the Author

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pp. 231-241