CFP: Aboriginal Mothering (1/5/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research on Mothering
contact email: 

Dear ARM Members and Friends,

ARM's 9th annual conference on "Mothering, Race, Culture, Ethnicity and
Class" featured a full day on Aboriginal Mothering. Truly a first! ARM
Press will be publishing a book on this topic, developed from the

The book will be edited by Jeanette Corbiere Lavell and Dawn Memee
Lavell-Harvard. (Bios included below)

We are still seeking chapters for this book, particularly in the area of
literature, popular culture, and history. As well, we are particularly
in receiving submissions from perspectives other than 'North American."

If you are interested in being considered for this volume on ABORIGINAL
MOTHERING, please send a 250 word abstract and 50 word bio to by Jan 5. Accepted papers due May 1, 2006. Please email
series editor Andrea O'Reilly, if you have any


Dr. Andrea O'Reilly,
Director, Association for Research on Mothering,
726 Atkinson, York University,
Toronto, Ont., M3J 1P3 416 736 2100; 60366

**Jeanette Corbiere Lavell is Ojibway First Nation, and member of the
Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island. She received
her Ontario Teacher's Certificate from McMaster University in 1976 after
spending many years in the social services field working with her own
people in Toronto. In 1970 her marriage resulted in the loss of her
rights to membership to her Reserve under the Indian Act. This initiated
a three year pursuit to ensure that the rights of Indian women were
equal to the rights of Indian men in the Indian Act. Jeannette is one
of the primary and founding Board members of: Ontario Native Women's
Organization (ONWA ) and Indian Rights for Indian Women Native Women's
Organization of Canada. Currently, Jeannette teaches Fine Arts and
Parenting at Wasse-Abin Wikwemikong High School

**Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard is currently working on her PhD at UWO, and
is full time mother of two little girls, Autumn Sky (8 years) and Eva
Lillie (14 months). She is inspired by her mother, who in 1971 became
the first woman to challenge the notion (found in the Indian Act of
1876) that a woman who marries a "non-Indian" "shall cease to be an
Indian", and loses all associated rights, privileges or identity
therein. Ms. Lavell-Harvard's research addresses the epidemic of low
academic achievement and high drop out rates among aboriginal
populations in Canada. Ms. Lavell-Harvard is committed to breaking
cycles of poverty in aboriginal communities and assuring a better future
for aboriginal children in Canadian society through culturally
appropriate educational reforms and culturally sensitive support

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