Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las

Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las

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Standing Up with Gaa€™axstaa€™las tells the remarkable story of Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951), a controversial Kwakwakaa€™wakw leader and activist who lived during a period of enormous colonial upheaval. Working collaboratively, Robertson and Cooka€™s descendants draw on oral histories and textual records to create a nuanced portrait of a high-ranked woman, a cultural mediator, devout Christian, and aboriginal rights activist who criticized potlatch practices for surprising reasons. This powerful meditation on memory and cultural renewal documents how the Kwagua€™l Gixsam have revived their long-dormant clan in the hopes of forging a positive cultural identity for future generations through feasting and potlatching.In Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canadaa#39;s Colonial Past, edited by Katie Pickles and Myra Rutherdale, 131-59. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005. Christophers, Brett. Positioning the Missionary: John Booth Good and theanbsp;...

Title:Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las
Author: Leslie A. Robertson, the the Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan
Publisher:UBC Press - 2012-10-07

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