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An act of genocide : colonialism and the sterilization of Aboriginal women / Karen Stote.

Stote, Karen, (author.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS HQ767.7 .S76 2015
Barcode: 30731101232902
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781552667323
  • ISBN: 1552667324
  • Physical Description: viii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Black Point, Nova Scotia ; Fernwood Publishing, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-192) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Eugenics, feminism and the woman question -- Indian policy and aboriginal women -- Sterilization, birth control and abusive abortions -- Settling the past -- Canada, genocide and aboriginal peoples.
Summary, etc.:
Examines long-buried archival evidence documenting the forced sterilization of aboriginal women in Canada, linking this evidence to colonialism, the oppression of women, and the denial of indigenous sovereignty. Asserts that it should be understood as an act of genocide, and explores the ways Canada has avoided the charge.
Subject: Sterilization (Birth control) > Law and legislation > Canada.
Sterilization (Birth control) > Government policy > Canada.
Involuntary sterilization > Canada.
Sterilization, Involuntary.
American Native Continental Ancestry Group.
Women's Health.
Health Policy.
Social Conditions.
Native women > Health and hygiene > Canada.
Native women > Canada > Social conditions.
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