PRAISE for First Voices: An Aboriginal Women's Reader:
I am so truly amazed at the strength, knowledge and skill of On:kwe o:weh women and young women of our many Nations. There are so many people that need to read
this important collection because it brings out these beautiful voices in written form. Is it important to hear the voices of Aboriginal women and girls
in today’s society, and especially in academia, because for far too long our voices have been silenced. We will no longer tolerate this and FIRST VOICES is
proof that this will no longer be the case.
—Beverley Jacobs, Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan, Six Nations Grand River Territory and Past President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (2004-2009)
What a rich demonstration of the creativity, critical thinking and activism of Aboriginal women! The editors have done us a great service by assembling this
collection; it covers such a broad range of voices and subjects, and shows an evolution of thought and activity over the last twenty years. It’s all here! All
in all, a significant contribution towards the ongoing articulation of who we are.
—Kim Anderson, author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood
This volume brings us the stories of wisdom keepers and artists, academics and activists, the women who have carried us, and the women who have fought for our
freedom, who are working in different ways to bring about justice and healing for our people and our land. It is a work of love, and of great beauty.
—Bonita Lawrence, author of 'Real' Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood