#NotYourPrincess : Voices of Native American Women
by Charleyboy, Lisa (EDT); Leatherdale, Mary Beth (EDT)







Foreword9(2)
Shawl of Memory's Embrace
Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon
11(3)
The ties that bind us
Tear
14(2)
Linda Hogan
Blankets of Shame
16(2)
Maria Campbell
Two Braids
18(2)
Rosanna Deerchild
My Parents' Pain
20(2)
Madelaine McCallum
#LittleSalmonWoman
22(2)
Lianne Charlie
Reclaiming Indigenous Women's Rights
24(2)
Nahanni Fontaine
A Tale Of Two Winonas
26(2)
Winona Linn
Leaks
28(2)
Leanne Simpson
My Grandmother Sophia
30(2)
Saige Mukash
In Her Words
32(4)
Winona LaDuke
It could have been me
Falling
36(2)
Natanya Ann Pulley
I Don't Want To Be Afraid
38(2)
Imajyn Cardinal
She Is Riding
40(2)
Joanne Arnott
Onto The Red Road
42(2)
Dana Claxton
The Things We Taught Our Daughters
44(2)
Helen Knott
Freedom In The Fog
46(4)
Zoey Roy
It Could Have Been Me
50(2)
Patty Stonefish
Honor Song
52(2)
Gwen Benaway
In Her Words
54(4)
Gloria Larocque Campbell Moses
Nathalie Bertin
I am not your princess
A Conversation with a Massage Therapist
58(2)
Francine Cunningham
We Are Not A Costume
60(2)
Jessica Deer
The Invisible Indians
62(4)
Shelby Lisk
What's There to Take Back?
66(2)
Tiffany Midge
Why Not Indians?
68(2)
DeLanna Studi
Stereotype This
70(2)
Melanie Fey
Real NDNZ
72(4)
Pamela J. Peters
I Am The Only American Indiane
76(2)
Cecelia Rose LaPointe
In Her Words
78(4)
Hazel Hedgecoke
Tanaya Winder
Pathfinders
When I Have a Daughter
82(2)
Ntawnis Piapot
Defender of Mother Earth
84(2)
AnnaLee Rain Yellowhammer
Digital Smoke Signals
Various
86(2)
Living Their Dreams
88(4)
Shoni Schimmel
September Big Crow
Ashton Locklear
Brigitte Lacquette
Good Medicine
92(2)
Janet Smylie
More Than Meets the Eye
94(2)
Kelly Edzerza-Bapty
Baby-Girlz-Gotta-Mustang
96(2)
Dana Claxton
"Dear Past Self"
98(2)
Isabella Fillspipe
In Her Words
100(2)
Adrianne Chalepah
Lee Maracle
Little Sister
102(2)
Tasha Spillett
Contributors104(4)
Credits108(1)
Acknowledgments109


Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.





Being an Indigenous woman in modern America is a social position that often comes with a complex sense of self. Charleyboy provides a self-described "love letter to all young indigenous women" that targets pervasive stereotypes and holds up several amazing role models of success and confidence. Along with fellow editor Leatherdale, with whom she also collaborated on Dreaming in Indian (2014), Charleyboy offers a thoughtfully curated collection of poems, visual art, personal memories, and informative articles. Together, they identify commonalities among women of different Indigenous tribes and create a complete picture of the challenges that they face. The book includes examples of an array of occupations and experiences from professional athletes to social reformers and politicians that readers have likely never heard of. The book fills an under-represented niche. It includes retrospection into the shared history of native people along with their respective cultural traditions, but at its core, it is about what the future holds and what the position of Indigenous women in America will be in years to come. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.





A unique cultural anthology of stories gathered from Indigenous women representing nations in the U.S. and Canada. The voices in these stories defy and deconstruct the common stereotype of the Native American woman as docile tribal "princess." The hashtag in the title is an intentional signal to readers that Native American women are a significant presence in the digital age. This book acts as a platform that allows Indigenous women to express their stories through poetry, vibrant and colorful art, personal photos, short stories, and traditional song. This tapestry of voices addresses reclaiming Indigenous rights, overcoming abandonment and abuse, navigating mixed identity, and cultural appropriation; there is also an homage to 13-year-old Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer, a young Water Protector who gathered more than a quarter-million signatures to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Each page offers eye-catching images that represent the wide diversity among Indigenous women. A poi gnant interview with Dr. Janet Smylie (Cree/Métis) reveals both her personal struggle with depression as a teenager and the challenges she faced while attempting to finish medical school. Co-edited by author Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) and Leatherdale, this collection was created as a love letter to young Indigenous women. The vital message that it offers is that Indigenous women continue to shatter stereotypes through their personal successes and creative expression. Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women's identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world. (Anthology. 12-adult) Copyright Kirkus 2017 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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