I AM WOMAN BY LEE MARACLE PDF

Early life[ edit ] The granddaughter of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George , Maracle was born in Vancouver , British Columbia , in [2] and grew up in the neighbouring city of North Vancouver as one of the first Indigenous children to be allowed to attend a normal state school. Maracle has given hundreds of speeches on political, historical, and feminist sociological topics related to Indigenous people, and conducted dozens of workshops on personal and cultural reclamation. She has been described as "a walking history book" and an international expert on Canadian First Nations culture and history. Her views as broadcast 18 May on CBC Radio are that the Canadian people not the government, because Canada is an "illegitimate state" should accept responsibility for cultural genocide and the theft of the whole land from the Indigenous people.

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Shelves: non-fiction , poetry , canada , feminism As an "inside look at the madness that the colonial process creates," this is a reasonable book to read.

I was looking for more than that, and was a little disappointed. In this book, which is more like a conversation, she ponders the disastrous effect of colonization on Indigenous people and describes her journey through racism and paternalism. The pain, the effect, the shame are tangible, measurable and murderous.

The colonizers erase you, not easily but with pain and brutality. Eventually you want to stay that way. We were raised in a settler society, divorced from our past and alienated from our past. It is our responsibility to listen, understand and walk that path. There were some parts of this particular book that I found slightly problematic e. The writing comes across as though each chapter is a speech at a protest.

Statements full of emotion and opinion. The concept is clear - reject colonialism. Indigenous people are still fighting to operate on white institutions. Predominantly male leaders are lining their own pockets instead of building This book got me all fired up!

Predominantly male leaders are lining their own pockets instead of building their people up.

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