Author: Mary Jane Logan McCallum Published: 2013 Description: When dealing with Indigenous women’s history we are conditioned to think about women as private-sphere figures, circumscribed by the home, the reserve, and the community. Moreover, in many ways Indigenous men and women have been cast in static, pre-modern, and one-dimensional identities, and their twentieth century experiences reduced to a singular story of decline and loss. In Indigenous Women, Work, and History, historian Mary Jane Logan McCallum rejects both of these long-standing conventions by presenting case studies of Indigenous domestic servants, hairdressers, community health representatives, and nurses working in “modern Native ways” between 1940 and 1980. Based on a range of sources, including the records of the Departments of Indian Affairs and National Health and Welfare, interviews, and print and audio-visual media, McCallum shows how state-run education and placement programs were part of Canada’s larger vision of assimilation and extinguishment of treaty obligations. Conversely, she also shows how Indigenous women link these same programs to their social and cultural responsibilities of community building and state resistance. By placing the history of these modern workers within a broader historical context of Aboriginal education and health, federal labour programs, post-war Aboriginal economic and political developments, and Aboriginal professional organizations, McCallum challenges us to think about Indigenous women’s history in entirely new ways.
This preschool program will feature a new guest each week. Helpers from various sectors will talk about their work within Brandon/how they serve the community, read stories, and take questions
This preschool program will feature a new guest each week. Helpers from various sectors will talk about their work within Brandon/how they serve the community, read stories, and take questions from inquiring little minds. Guests include Brandon Fire & Emergency Services and a local eye doctor. For children ages 3-6. Registration opens September 9th.
September 18: James Chambers, General Manager of Chez Angela Bakery & Cafe
September 25: Heather Penner, Public Educator from Brandon Fire & Emergency Services
October 2: Dr. David Ferguson, a local eye doctor
October 9: Guest TBA
(Wednesday) 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Brandon Public Library
710 Rosser Avenue
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
september 25, 2019 10:15 am - september 25, 2019 11:15 amoctober 2, 2019 10:15 am - october 2, 2019 11:15 amoctober 9, 2019 10:15 am - october 9, 2019 11:15 am
Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble, coffee, and laughs. Scrabble boards are provided by the library and all levels of skill are welcome. No registration is required for this
Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble, coffee, and laughs. Scrabble boards are provided by the library and all levels of skill are welcome. No registration is required for this program and drop-ins are welcome.