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Introduction : violence against indigenous women : representation and resistance -- Finding Dawn and the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry : story-based methods in anti-violence research and remembrance -- Narrative appeals : the Stolen sisters report and storytelling in activist discourse and poetry -- Compelling disclosures : storytelling in feminist anti-violence discourse and indigeonous women's memoir -- Recognition, remembrance, and redress : the politics of memorialization in the cases of Helen Betty Osborne and Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash -- Conclusion : thinking beyond the national inquiry : A red girl's reasoning
"Violence against Indigenous women in Canada is an ongoing crisis, with roots deep in the nation’s colonial history. Despite numerous policies and programs developed to address the issue, Indigenous women continue to be targeted for violence at disproportionate rates. What insights can literature contribute where dominant anti-violence initiatives have failed? Centring the voices of contemporary Indigenous women writers, this book argues for the important role that literature and storytelling can play in response to gendered colonial violence. Indigenous communities have been organizing against violence since newcomers first arrived, but the cases of missing and murdered women have only recently garnered broad public attention. Violence Against Indigenous Women joins the conversation by analyzing the socially interventionist work of Indigenous women poets, playwrights, filmmakers, and fiction-writers. Organized as a series of case studies that pair literary interventions with recent sites of activism and policy-critique, the book puts literature in dialogue with anti-violence debate to illuminate new pathways toward action. With the advent of provincial and national inquiries into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a larger public conversation is now underway. Indigenous women’s literature is a critical site of knowledge-making and critique. Violence Against Indigenous Women provides a foundation for reading this literature in the context of Indigenous feminist scholarship and activism and the ongoing intellectual history of Indigenous women’s resistance." -- Publisher's description
Canadian literature--Indian authors--History and criticism
Canadian literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Albert Spear Hitchcock joined the United States Department of Agriculture in 1901 as Assistant Agrostologist under Frank Lamson-Scribner. In 1905 he was put in charge of the grass herbarium and became Systematic Agrostologist. After 1928, he held the title of Principal Biologist in charge of Systematic Agrostology of the Department of Agriculture and kept that title until his death in 1935. His relationship with the Smithsonian began in 1912 when he became Custodian of Grasses, Division of Plants, United States National Museum (USNM). At that time, the grass herbarium was apparently transferred to the National Museum. Hitchcock remained Custodian without remuneration until his death.
Mary Agnes Chase (also known as Agnes Chase) joined the Department of Agriculture in 1903 as a botanical illustrator and eventually became Scientific Assistant in Systematic Agrostology, 1907; Assistant Botanist, 1923; and Associate Botanist, 1925. Upon Hitchcock's death in 1935, Chase succeeded to his positions as Principal Botanist in charge of Systematic Agrostology and Custodian of the Section of Grasses, Division of Plants, USNM. She retired from the Department of Agriculture in 1939, but retained her post at the Museum. When the Department of Botany was formed in 1947, the Section became the Division of Grasses and Chase was made a Research Associate in the Department, apparently retaining her honorary custodianship of the grass herbarium. She died in 1963.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
(1) Incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, A-Z and oversize, 1884, 1888, 1899-1963; (2) outgoing correspondence of the Agrostology Section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, 1905-1923; (3) Notes, manuscripts, and reports, circa 1921-1965; (4) scrapbook of Albert Spear Hitchcock, 1893-1921; (5) photograph albums, 1919-1929; (6) letters received by Mary Agnes Chase on her eightieth birthday, 1949
These records are the official files of Hitchcock and Chase when they worked for the Agrostology Section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Division of Grasses of the Department of Botany, United States National Museum. For an administrative history of the Department of Botany, see record units 220 and 226. These records also document the scientific careers of Hitchcock and Chase and include personal papers predating their tenures with those agencies. Records of the Department of Agriculture were probably transferred to the National Museum when Hitchcock became Custodian of Grasses in 1912.
This record unit includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with United States and foreign botanists; directors and curators of herbaria; agronomists; collectors of botanical specimens; seed laboratories; floral companies; Department of Agriculture and Smithsonian Institution staff members; agricultural schools and agricultural experiment stations; colleagues; friends; publishers; and scientific societies concerning identification, examination, and reports on plants and grasses; exchange and transfer of specimens; gifts and loans of specimen collections; information regarding plants and grasses for sheep and other livestock; explorations and botanical collecting expeditions; taxonomy; nomenclature; sick and annual leave; requests for positions with the Department of Agriculture; recommendations for colleagues for positions; recommendations for fellowships; recommendations for publication of manuscripts; requests for publications; election to scientific societies; administrative status of the Section of Grasses of the United States National Herbarium, 1938; Mary Agnes Chase Fund, 1953-1961; feminist movement; pacifism and politics in Europe before and during the Second World War; and political and economic conditions during the Chinese Civil War, especially in Foochow, 1949.
The records also include photograph albums documenting field trips by Hitchcock to South America, Africa, Canada, and in the United States, and by Chase to Brazil in 1924-1925; a bound volume of letters received by Chase on her eightieth birthday in 1949; biographies; manuscripts; newspaper clippings; photographs; and a scrapbook.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Handwritten poster from the 2017 Women’s March on Washington with a cardboard handle. The white poster has black text which reads [W?MEN’S / RIGHTS / TRANSCEND / B?RDERS]. At the bottom are hand drawn flags for Canada and the Netherlands with text for [ON THE MARCH]. Both sides of the poster have the same message.