Gender, Sovereignty, and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women's Activism

Citation:

Barker, Joanne. 2006. “Gender, Sovereignty, and the Discourse of Rights in Native Women’s Activism.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 7 (1): 127–61.

Author: Joanne Barker

Abstract:

The article examines the 1983 and 1985 amendments and the activism that led to their development and passage as an instance of the constitutive relationship of gender and sovereignty. The conflicts surrounding gender politics and women's rights in Native sovereignty movements is discussed. A forum for thinking about the kinds of social reformations that are needed to bring about social equity for men and women in Indian communities is provided.

Topics: Gender, Women, Rights, Indigenous Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2006

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