Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery edited by Kim Anderson and Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard addresses diverse subjects, including child welfare, Indigenous mothering in curriculum, mothers and traditional foods, intergenerational mothering in the wake of residential schooling, mothering and HIV, urban Indigenous mothering, mothers working the sex trade, adoptive and other mothers, Indigenous midwifery, and more. In addressing these diverse subjects and peoples living in North America, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Philippines and Oceania, the authors provide a forum to understand the shared interests of Indigenous women across the globe.
Kim Anderson (Cree/Métis) has devoted her career to researching and writing about the health and well-being of Indigenous families. She is an Associate Professor teaching Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. Co-editor Ms. Lavell-Harvard is currently President of the Ontario Native Women’s Association.