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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T11:02:27Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T11:02:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74070
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses the Micmac News to explore the rise of status and non-status Mi’kmaw women’s activism in Nova Scotia chronologically, from 1971 to 1979. It traces change in opinion, practice and community needs over time, in the context of the national battle to remove Section 12(1)(b) from the Indian Act. The News was created and maintained by Mi’kmaw people, giving us a Mi’kmaw perspective on aspects of Indigenous women’s experiences during the period; this regional approach is often missing from literature on this subject. By focusing on Mi’kmaw women’s writing in the News, this thesis challenges conceptions of Indigenous activism perpetuated by historical works focused primarily on the experiences of national, predominantly male, status Indigenous lobby groups. Reconciliation requires historical understanding; as such, this thesis demonstrates how paternal assimilation policy marginalized Indigenous women, and how these policies were internalized by Indigenous groups. If we understand, we can heal.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectIndian Acten_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectReconciliationen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Activismen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Mediaen_US
dc.subjectMi'kmaq Historyen_US
dc.subjectMi'kmaq Womenen_US
dc.subjectAssimilation Policyen_US
dc.subjectNova Scotiaen_US
dc.subjectMi'kma'kien_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Womenen_US
dc.subjectMicmac Newsen_US
dc.titleWe've Always Been Here: Tracing Shifts in the Portrayal of Status, Agency and Mi'kmaw Women's Activism in the Micmac News, 1971-1979en_US
dc.date.defence2018-07-09
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorColin Mitchellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerShirley Tillotsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerMartha Wallsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJerry Bannisteren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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