What I’m Reading – 13 May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! We’ve been working so hard on home renovations that it is nice to have a bit of a break today. I’ve been super busy at work as well but am still carving out time to do some reading. Here are some of the highlights: I just started and ARC of Hybrid Child Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Books

Dean, Amber. 2015. Remembering Vancouver’s disappeared women: settler colonialism and the difficulty of inheritance. Toronto: Toronto University Press. Hargreaves, Allison. 2017. Violence against Indigenous women : literature, activism, resistance. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Lavell-Harvard, D. Memee and Jennifer Brant (eds). 2016. Forever loved : exposing the hidden crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Films and Toolkits

Film/Video Finding Dawn. 2006. New York, NY: Women Make Movies. https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn/ The Missing. 2014. https://youtu.be/wSS6mRaMSHA Missing Indigenous. 2017. http://www.missingindigenous.com/ “National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.” Mountain Lake Journal, May 4, 2018. https://mountainlake.org/national-inquiry-into-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls/ When They Were Here. 2017. Toolkits NIWRC. “Tribal Community Response When a Woman is Missing: A Toolkit for Action.” Restoration Magazine, February 2017. Pages 18-19. http://www.niwrc.org/files/Restoration-V14.1.pdf Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Reports and Articles

Bachman, Annette, et al. “Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What is Known.” August 2008. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/223691.pdf Bailey, Jane and Sara Shayan. “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis: Technological Dimensions.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 28, 2. pages 321-341. August 2016. https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cjwl.28.2.321 Finn, Kathleen, et al. “Responsible Resource Development Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW News

Anderson, Rick. “A new law addresses epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.” Crosscut, April 16, 2018. https://crosscut.com/2018/04/new-law-addresses-epidemic-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women Brewer, Graham Lee. “The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women.” High Country News, May 4, 2018. https://www.hcn.org/articles/indian-country-news-the-crisis-of-murdered-and-missing-indigenous-women Brown, Toyacoyah. “This Native Teen’s Mission to Help Missing Indigenous Women.” PowWows.com, Feb. 13, 2018. http://www.powwows.com/native-teens-mission-help-missing-indigenous-women/  Dalrymple, Amy. “Savanna’s Act aims to Read More

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Websites

American Indians Against Abuse. [Wisconsin.] https://www.facebook.com/AIAAWI Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women. https://www.csvanw.org/ First Nations Women’s Alliance. https://www.nativewoman.org/ Lost and Missing in Indian Country http://lostandmissinginindiancountry.com/ Mending the Sacred Hoop. http://mshoop.org/ Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo http://www.cbc.ca/radio/findingcleo Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. [Canada.] http://missingindigenouswomen.weebly.com/ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Database. https://www.mmiwdatabase.com/ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA. https://www.missingandmurderedindigenouswomen.org/ Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases Read More

New Books by Women – May 2018 Releases

Need a new book for May? Here’s a roundup of the new books being released in May that I am most excited about, by and/or about women of color, LBTQ+ women, women with disabilities, feminists, and womxn from other historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see Read More

What I’m Reading – 17 April 2018

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted What I’m Reading – so here’s a new one. In the last month or so, I’ve finished reading several books: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd A Little in Love With Everyone by Genevieve Hudson Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires My reviews of Read More

The Light Within: A Review of Shobha Rao’s GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter is an intense story of survival and sisterhood.  And so much more.  Set in India against a backdrop of a strict caste system, arranged marriages, and harsh poverty, the two main characters of Rao’s poetic story develop an unlikely friendship that proves to be an enduring constant on which they Read More