Canadian Scholars is considering publishing an edited collection pertaining to Indigenous Sexualities that examines the Invasion of Sexual Boundaries as form of conquest and uplifts Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty through intersectional frameworks that includes Indigenous, feminist, and critical lenses. The book will consist of 13 chapters.
The editor seeks chapter proposals that use decolonizing Indigenous research methodologies to examine the historical, political, social, cultural, psychological, environmental intolerance, dominance, and oppression on the sexual identities of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island. The intent honours Indigenous collective knowledges, and the well-being of Indigenous individuals, while generating a body of knowledge that enhances the capacity to maintain the culture and language, while working to be free from colonization, and dispossession of land. The authentication requires examining the self-determination of individuals, sovereignty of the collective, relationality with all beings, renewing the earth, and restoring civilizations, through partnerships in action.
The intended audience is undergraduate social science students in Canadian universities and colleges.
The editor, Josie C. Auger, welcomes individual and co-authored abstract from both established and emerging scholars, including graduate students. The abstract should clearly state a theoretical perspective; what will be discussed; specify location; and provide a list of key words. The editor requests new, unpublished material.
Possible areas for submission include authenticated:
• Individual and collective identity: Worldview, language, cultural heritage, customs, traditions, and ceremonies pertaining to gender, bodily autonomy, sexual health, sexual expression, sexual boundaries, self-determination
• Barriers and challenges to sexual health: Stigma of Indigenous sexuality and the roots of the problem in Indigenous communities
• Feeling the effects of secrecy and sexual abuse; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically
• Invasion of Sexual Boundaries and healing psychological trauma of Indigenous women’s rape through the worldview, language, cultural heritage, customs, traditions and ceremonies
• Gender and the Social Dimensions of sexual health, sexual expression, boundaries, and self- determination
• The voices of Indigenous men on sexual abuse
• Indigenous Research Methodologies to build trusting relationships
• Using two eyed seeing to address decolonization within systems e.g. justice, and child welfare
• Restorative Justice and facing sexual abuse within Indigenous communities
• Traditional roles, customs, and teachings in shaping the healthy cultural identity of future generations
• Cleansing toxic environments for healthy self-determination and Seven Generations
• Indigenous legal traditions for the individual, family, community, and nation, pertaining to gender, bodily autonomy, sexual health, sexual expression, sexual boundaries, self-determination, and sovereignty
To submit: please send your abstract of 225-250 words (plus key words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 17, 2022.