Andrea Smith and Luana Ross, eds.
This issue addresses the relationship between gender violence and colonialism. Although violence against women occurs during colonization, the colonial process is itself structured by sexual violence. The violence of colonization takes the obvious historical form such as the massacres of indigenous peoples in the Americas, but is also expressed in the continuing institutionalized forms of racism, discrimination, and housing that daily affect the lives of Native peoples. Authors explore how the abuse of Native bodies leads to self-hatred and low self-esteem, and offer means of combating violence against Native women.
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Andrea Smith and Luana Ross, Introduction: Native Women and State Violence [Free Download]
Haunani Kay Trask, The Color of Violence
Sarah Deer, Federal Indian Law and Violent Crime: Native Women and Children at the Mercy of the State
Roxanne Chinook, My Spirit Lives
Myla Vicenti Carpio, The Lost Generation: American Indian Women and Sterilization Abuse
Luana Ross, Native Women, Mean-Spirited Drugs, and Punishing Policies
Stormy Ogden, Ex-Prisoner Pomo Woman Speaks Out
Roe Bubar and Pamela Jumper Thurman, Violence Against Native Women
Roe Bubar, Poetry
Andrea Smith, Boarding School Abuses, Human Rights, and Reparations
Renya Ramirez, Healing, Violence, and Native American Women
Lisa Poupart, Poetry and Prose
Inés Hernández-Ávila, My Eyes Breathe Fire and My Fingers Bleed Tears That Are the Ink of My Dreams (poem)