Feminism and Transnationalism Lecture Series

Indigenous Feminisms
Friday, 10 February 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location
Room number: 
VNR3075
Contact information
Contact person: 
Natacha Lemieux
Phone: 
613-562-5791
Registration
Registration required: 
No
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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INDIGENOUS FEMINISMS
presented by Karen Lawford, PhD candidate University of Ottawa, registered midwife, Aboriginal midwife,  Namegosibiing, Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3

What are Indigenous feminisms? In this presentation, I will describe Indigenous feminisms, provide examples of scholarship, and explain why some Indigenous women actively choose not to identify within a feminist movement. Such decisions lead to an obvious question: Why would any Indigenous women self-identify as feminist?


BIO:
Karen Lawford is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies. Under the supervision of Drs. Audrey Giles and Ivy Bourgeault, Karen’s research applies First Nations feminist theory and institutional ethnography to examine and understand maternal health policies. This research draws much-needed attention to the reasons why these policies do not result in improved health outcomes for First Nations women, children, and families. She explores the concepts of decolonization, self-determination, land, and community in relation to health. An ongoing exploration of the effects of the Constitution Act and the Indian Act frame her policy research. Karen is also a registered midwife (Ontario) and an Aboriginal midwife (on education leave) from Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3.
 

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