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Bonita Lawrence York U Dept.

Equity Studies (Mikmaw) is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Atkinson , where she teaches Indigenous Studies. She is a founding member of the undergraduate program in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity in the School of Social Sciences, and of the upcoming graduate program (MA/PhD) in Indigenous Thought. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities, and Indigenous justice. She is the author of "Real" Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood (University of Nebraska Press and UBC Press, 2004), and co-editor ( With Kim Anderson) of Strong Womens Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival (Toronto, Sumach Press, 2003), a collection of Native womens scholarly and activist writing . With Kim Anderson she also guest-edited a recent edition of Atlantis, entitled "Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations" (Vol.29.2, Spring, 2005). She has a number of refereed publications, and book chapter. She volunteers with the Community Council at Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, a diversion program for Aboriginal offenders in Toronto. She is a traditional singer who continues to sing with groups in Kingston and Toronto at Native social and political gatherings. Enaski Dua Home Unit: School of Women's Studies @ York U Teaching Areas: Race and Gender; Globalization; Women and Social Structure; Sociology of the Canadian Women's Movement. Research Interests: Race and Gender; Migration; Women and Development; Gender and Community. Research Publications: Dua, E and Robertson, A (eds.). Scratching the Surface: Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought. Toronto: Women's Educational Press, 1999. (Peer reviewed) Nandita Sharma U of Hawaii Social Science Background: Dr. Sharma received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed in the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Sociology. Dr. Sharma is also an affiliate faculty member of the International Cultural Studies Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Sharma is an activist scholar whose research is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the commons. She is the author of Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of 'Migrant Workers' in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2006 - ) Research: Nandita Sharma's research interests address themes of human migration, migrant labor, national state power, ideologies of racism and nationalism, processes of identification and selfunderstanding, and social movements for justice. Dr. Sharma is currently involved in a research project examining the social and historical construction of a divide between those variously constituted as "indigenous" or as "migrants" through the idea that only "natives" belong in the spaces designated as "native" land. She is also actively involved in research on the national state's organization of temporary, migrant workers who are rendered unfree by the terms of their immigration status. Dr. Sharma is also involved in collective research/activism that is trying to rejuvenate the demand for common lands here in Hawai'i as well as around the world. Adam Joseph Barker Settler Canadian from Haudenosaunee territory (Hamilton, ON) Honours B.A.Sc., Minor in Indigenous Studies, McMaster (1999) Research: Dynamics of Settler colonialism; Understanding the ways in which Settler societies are informed by a colonial past and maintain a neo-colonial society in the present is crucial to confronting overarching imperial ambitions.

Currently: I'm working on a PhD in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Leicester. My focus is on the potential for alliance building between indigenous peoples and anarchistic social movements in settler states. Adam Barker - Common ground for revolution - anarcho-indigenism and relationships to land and place (with Dr Jenny Pickerill) Zainab Amadahy is a writer and activist of African American, Cherokee and European heritage. Her publications include the novel Moons of Palmares (1998, Sister Vision Press) as well as an essay in the anthology Strong Womens Stories: Native Vision & Community Activism, (Lawrence & Anderson, 2004, Sumach Press).