Enough is Enough
Aboriginal Women Speak Out
By Janet Silman
A small group of women from a reserve called Tobique embarrassed the Canadian government in front of the world and brought the plight of Native women and Native experience to the eyes of millions.
These are their stories about growing up Native and female. It is the story of a struggle to end one hundred years of legislated sexual discrimination against Native women in Canada. Their struggle started with the occupation of a band office, continued with a hundred-mile march to Ottawa, and ended up in the United Nations.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPart I: Women of TobiqueChapter I: Strong Women, Hard TimesLily HarrisIda PaulEva Saulis (Gookum)Mavis GoeresJoyce (Y.C.) Sappier and Bet-te PaulJuanita PerleyShirley BearGlenna PerleyCaroline EnnisSandra Lovelace SappierKaren PerleyBet-te PaulCheryl BearPart II: OrganizingChapter II: We’re Not Taking it AnymoreChapter III: All for a Decent HouseChapter IV: On to Ottawa: The Year of the WalkChapter V: LobbyingChapter VI: RetrospectiveChronology of Events
...an important part of the history of the Canadian women's movement, and an equally important part of the history of the Native peoples of this country.The Globe and Mail
"…an important part of the history of the Canadian women's movement, and an equally important part of the history of the Native peoples of this century."— The Globe and Mail
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