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Indigenous Feminisms

Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight Series

Our Spring/Summer 2020 spotlight shines on authors engaging with, and challenging, a wide range of feminist perspectives. Featured works include single-authored monographs, edited books, journal articles and even a podcast. Our highlighted entries focus on authors from all across what is now known as North America, ranging from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island to the Star Blanket Cree Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the Six Nations of the Grand River, to name but a few. Yet they still represent only the smallest sampling of works in this area of study. Browse our Zotero bibliography to find many more examples of feminisms, and scroll down to see our past spotlights.

Thank you to Mitchell Moncur for valuable assistance in putting together this carousel.

Additional resources

Our Zotero bibliography, while by no means exhaustive, features additional material relevant to Indigenous Feminisms. For additional Concordia Library resources on a variety of topics see our Indigenous educational resources for faculty and students or First Peoples Studies Subject Guide.

About the series

Our Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight Series aims to support and promote Indigenous authors and artists by featuring some of the library's materials with Indigenous content, specifically focusing on works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists. If you come across more works and authors that you think are missing at Concordia Library, let us know via our Suggest a Purchase form.

Previous editions

  • Science Fiction & Futurisms (Fall 2019): Authors exploring settler contact, colonialism, climate change, notions of progress and scifi tropes. They offer multiple visions of dystopias, utopias as well as contemporary realisms and futurisms.

  • Indigenous Poetry (Winter 2019): Spotlight on contemporary works, including Griffin Poetry Prize winners, older favourites and more difficult choices, long form poems and anthologies; the poetry covers topics such as representation, revolution, racism, and love.

  • Indigenous Research Methods (2018): Library materials exploring Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous knowledges. Books that celebrate or examine non-Western ways of knowing such as plant- and land- based knowledges, storywork and ceremony. Written and edited by Indigenous authors from around the world.

  • Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight (2017): A selection of literature, art, drama, poetry, non-fiction by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists, including works by Indigenous faculty at Concordia, and a celebration of the work of the late Gail Guthrie Valaskakis.

  • Celebrating Authors and Great Reads (2016): Some of the library’s print and online books of relevance to Indigenous studies and issues, including non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art, children's books, and even manga. Most selections are recent, published within the last 5-10 years and authored First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists.

See also our shared Zotero bibliographies for all these collections.

Updated: Thursday 30 July 2020
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