Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada
May 3, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove.
When Sylvia Van Kirk published her groundbreaking book, Many Tender Ties, in 1980, she revolutionized the historical understanding of the North American fur trade and introduced entirely new areas of inquiry in women’s, social, and Aboriginal history.
Using Van Kirk’s themes, Finding a Way to the Heart examines race, gender, identity and colonization, and illustrates Van Kirk’s extensive influence on a generation of feminist scholarship.
Robin Jarvis Brownlie is an associate professor in the Department of History at University of Manitoba and author of A Fatherly Eye: Indian Agents, Government Power, and Aboriginal Resistance in Ontario, 1918–1939.
Valerie J. Korinek is a professor in the Department of History at University of Saskatchewan, and is the author of Roughing It in Suburbia: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties.