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NCJ Number: 157527 Find in a Library
Title: Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks
Author(s): P Monture-Angus
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 275
Sponsoring Agency: Fernwood Publishing
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5S3, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 1-895686-46-6
Sale Source: Fernwood Publishing
Box 9409, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5S3,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: These essays present the reflections of one Mohawk Indian woman and her struggles to find a place in Canadian society, focusing on issues of racial and gender discrimination and other problems experienced by Aboriginals in Canada.
Abstract: The author is a professor, writer, and mother. The volume is intended as a text in courses in sociology, education, politics, law, women's studies, Native studies and as a resource for those interested in understanding Indian experience in Canada. Individual papers present personal experiences and views and analyses of law, politics, justice and change. They discuss patterns of colonialism in the education of Aboriginal people in Canada, the experiences of Indians in Canada's law schools, and the Canadian constitution and policies and their effects on Aboriginal women. Additional papers examine the impacts of the child welfare system on native peoples, the impact of the criminal justice system on Aboriginal peoples, and the need for changes in the justice system in Aboriginal communities. Chapter reference notes and approximately 200 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Indians; Canada; Foreign criminal justice systems; Racial discrimination; Sex discrimination; Tribal community relations
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