An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women

An Act of Genocide Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women During the s eugenics gained favour as a means of controlling the birth rate among undesirable populations in Canada Though many people were targeted the coercive sterilization of one group has g

  • Title: An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women
  • Author: Karen Stote
  • ISBN: 9781552667323
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the 1900s eugenics gained favour as a means of controlling the birth rate among undesirable populations in Canada Though many people were targeted, the coercive sterilization of one group has gone largely unnoticed An Act of Genocide unpacks long buried archival evidence to begin documenting the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women in Canada Grounding thisDuring the 1900s eugenics gained favour as a means of controlling the birth rate among undesirable populations in Canada Though many people were targeted, the coercive sterilization of one group has gone largely unnoticed An Act of Genocide unpacks long buried archival evidence to begin documenting the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women in Canada Grounding this evidence within the context of colonialism, the oppression of women and the denial of Indigenous sovereignty, Karen Stote argues that this coercive sterilization must be considered in relation to the larger goals of Indian policy to gain access to Indigenous lands and resources while reducing the numbers of those to whom the federal government has obligations Stote also contends that, in accordance with the original meaning of the term, this sterilization should be understood as an act of genocide, and she explores the ways Canada has managed to avoid this charge This lucid, engaging book explicitly challenges Canadians to take up their responsibilities as treaty partners, to reconsider their history and to hold their government to account for its treatment of Indigenous peoples.

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    1 thought on “An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women”

    1. Wow! This book seriously challenges everything we think we are as Canadians. I was completely unaware of the devastating events that were brought to light in this book. To say it made me rife with mixed emotions would be an understatement. Karen Stote is a writer of monumental talent! Major respect to you for giving this issue a much needed voice. Highly recommended it.

    2. Essential reading on one aspect of the hidden history of Canada with present day relevance.

    3. This is a book full of information for academic readers. It opens your eyes to some of the issues that the indigenous community has faced. Self-care needs to be used at times when coming to face the realities within the book, but it is knowledge that should be known by all members of society within Canada.

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