Masculindians: Conversations About Indigenous Manhood
|Author||Mckegney, Sam (Ed)|
What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Masculindians captures twenty of these conversations in a volume that is intensely personal, yet speaks across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and world view to gender theory, artistic representations, and activist interventions. They speak of possibility and strength, of beauty and vulnerability. They speak of sensuality, eroticism, and warriorhood, and of the corrosive influence of shame, racism, and violence. Firmly grounding Indigenous continuance in sacred landscapes, interpersonal reciprocity, and relations with other-than-human kin, these conversations honour and embolden the generative potential of healthy Indigenous masculinities.
Inspiring interviews with leading writers and activists on the past, present, and future of Indigenous masculinity.
Table of Contents
âInto the full grace of the blood in menââAn Introduction by Sam McKegney PART I: Wisdom Where Are the Men?âJanice C. Hill Kanonhsyonni Repairing the CircleâTomson Highway This is a VisionâLee Maracle Young Men of Good WillâBasil H. Johnston A Calm SensualityâLouise Bernice Halfe Carrying the Burden of PeaceâDaniel David Moses A Man Beside My FatherâThomas Kimeksum Thrasher PART II: Knowledge Reimagining WarriorhoodâTaiaiake Alfred Remembering the Sacredness of MenâKimberly Anderson Embodied Masculinity and SportâBrendan Hokowhitu Talking Story, Remaking CommunityâTy P. KÄwika Tengan Our Bodies, Our NationsâJessica Danforth Changing the ScriptâWarren Cariou & Alison Calder Fighting Shame through LoveâDaniel Heath Justice PART III: Imagination Deeper than a Blood TieâAdrian Stimson & Terrance Houle Manhood through VulnerabilityâJoseph Boyden Reclaiming ProtectorshipâKateri Akiwenzie-Damm Into the Tribe of ManâRichard Van Camp Intimate like Muscle and BoneâJoanne Arnott Tending the FireâNeal McLeod A Liberation through ClaimingâGregory Scofield âAfter and TowardsââA Dialogue on the Future of Indigenous Masculinities Studies with Niigaanwewidam Sinclair & Sam McKegney