Keetsahnak Book Launch with Robyn Bourgeois and Brenda Macdougall


Octopus Books
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In “Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters” edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly. This important collective volume both witnesses the significance of the travelling exhibition Walking With Our Sisters and creates a model for antiviolence work from an Indigenous perspective. The contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with “tradition,” and problematic notions involved in “helping.” Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge.

Please join contributors Robyn Bourgeois and Brenda Macdougall to discuss this important book.

“Keetsahnak”, a Cree Word, means “Our Sisters”.


Date & Time
June 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
June 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Octopus Books
116 Third Avenue , Ottawa K1S 2K1