Feminist Dialogues  

Women and Water
Vol. 30, Nos. 2,3

Guest edited by: Kim Anderson, Brenda Cranney, Angela Miles, Wanda Nanibush and Paula Sherman


Women and Water

Table of Contents

Editorial/Éditorial by Kim Anderson, Brenda Cranney, Angela Miles, Wanda Nanibush and Paula Sherman 3

Troubled Waters: Introducing the Issues
First Nations Water Security: Security for Mother Earth by Sheri Longboat 6
Women Talking about Water: Feminist Subjectivities and Intersectional Understandings
by Leila M. Harris, Jyoti Phartiyal, Dayna Nadine Scott and Megan Peloso 15

Wading In: Local and Global Activism
The Guardians of Conga Lagoons: Defending Land, Water and Freedom in Peru by Ana Isla 25
Aquatic Pollution and Women’s Health: Waves From the Niger Delta, Nigeria by Finomo Julia Awajiusuk 41
Water Scarcity: A Threat to Women’s Food Work and Livelihood by Olusola Olufemi and Olajide Ojo 49
Carry On, Carry On! River Reckoning with Miriam Love and the Thames River Rally by Kerry Manders 61
Indigenous Women, Water Justice and Zaagidowin (Love) by Deborah McGregor 71

Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Cultural Engagements
Meaningful Engagement: Women, Diverse Identities and Indigenous Water and
Wastewater Responsibilities by Jo-Anne Lawless, Dorothy Taylor, Rachael Marshall, Emily Nickerson and Kim Anderson 81
Re-calling our HerStory: Miriam the Prophetess by Judith Maeryan Wouk 90
Water Front: Un documentaire par Elizabeth Miller revu par Jeanne Maranda 99
Hidden Hardships: Water, Women’s Health, And Livelihood Struggles In Rural Garhwal by Georgina Drew 102
Aunt Mavo’s Labours: A Story from Mozambique by Alexandre Silva Dunduro 111
Be the Water by Debby Wilson Danard 115

We Wait and Linger, a little by Tendai R. Mwanaka 14
Moorgraben by Ilona Martonfi 22
The Things That Come Back When You Finally Have Time by Holly Day 23
E. Coli, Walkerton by Jane Eaton Hamilton 24
Clamdigger by Ilona Martonfi 24
Grazing the Face of Climate Change by Penn Kemp 40
Gender Bias Even Among the Elements by Penn Kemp 48
The Sun by Saereen Qureshi 48
Fire Girl by Joanna M. Weston 59
Excuse Me for Swearing by Taryn Hubbard 60
On the Coexistence of Polyamorous and Asexual Lifestyles by Terry Trowbridge 60
What My Father Carries by Christina Foisy 69
disregarding the pain of others by Janna Payne 78
Two-Spirit People by Andrea Thompson 79
Setting Things to Rights by Kay R. Eginton 80
Bow Poised Over Violina by Joanna M. Weston 80
The Calm by Joanna M. Weston 88
The Morning Swim by Ros Tierney 89
What Was Her Name? by Ilona Martonfi 89
Middle March and Beyond by Penn Kemp 97
Glosa for Florence by Jenny Morrow 98
she comforts me by Lisa de Nikolits 100
My Love for My Mother Will Not Let Her Down by Elizabeth Stafford 101
Type the Drill Twice by Taryn Hubbard 109
Appeasement by Coralie Alles 109
Windfalls by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews 110
Little Cat’s Feet by Kay R. Eginton 113
The Reporter by Joanna M. Weston 113
head of the catholic church by Janna Payne 114
Sad Manhood by Tendai R. Mwanaka 120

Book Reviews
Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever reviewed by Georgina Alonso 121
Excisions reviewed by Eva. C. Karpinski 122
Paper Wings reviewed by Jordana Greenblatt 123
There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore reviewed by Tiffany Sillanpää 124
The Disarmed Heart reviewed by Olivia Pellegrino 125
We All Become Stories reviewed by Trudy Medcalf 126
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Leader, Freedom Seeker reviewed by Rowena I. Alfonso 126
Mary Pickford: Canada’s Silent Siren, America’s Sweetheart reviewed by Lisa Sharik 128
Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution reviewed by Gisela Argyle 129
Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy reviewed by Adrian Mitter 131
Revolutionary Womanhood: Feminism, Modernity and the State in Nasser’s Egypt reviewed by Genevieve Ritchie 132
Unions, Equity and the Path to Renewal reviewed by Hans Rollmann 133
When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race and the Technology of Identity reviewed by Veronika Novoselova 134
Fatness and the Maternal Body reviewed by Lauren Shepherd 135
Big Porn Inc.: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry reviewed by Vanessa Reimer 136
Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals reviewed by Cheryl van Daalen-Smith 137
Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism reviewed by Reza Barmaki 138
Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala: Racism, Genocide, Citizenship reviewed by Caren Weisbart 139
Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal reviewed by Danielle Cooper 140
Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women, Child Safety, and Global Insecurity reviewed by Caralee Daigle Hau 141
Rethinking Professionalism: Women and Art in Canada, 1850-1970 reviewed by Michelle Gewurtz 142
Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives reviewed by Megan Gaucher 143
Quebec Women and Legislative Representation reviewed by Hans Rollmann 145
My Leaky Body: Tales from the Gurney reviewed by Victoria Kannen 146
Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada reviewed by Rachel Johnstone 147
Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work reviewed by Julie Singleton 148
Rural Women’s Health reviewed by Cheryl van Daalen-Smith 149
Femmes et exils: Forms et figures reviewed by Sima Aprahamian 150

Front Cover
KateBrown, “The Meeting,” 2014, 8" x 10", acrylic on canvas.

Back Cover
KateBrown, “Unicorn at Large,” 2014, 8" x 10", acrylic on canvas.

KateBrown grew up in the Village of Clarkson, Ontario. She earned her mfa from the School of Visual Arts In New York and now divides her time between her Creative Reserve Studio at Lilac Hill in Huntsville, Ontario and New York City. www.KateBrownArt.com.

Artist statement: Four years ago when I began to work in my forest studio, like a character from a fairy tale wandering into the woods, I entered into the unknown. After more than twenty years working on large installation pieces which you can see and read about at www.KateBrownArt.com, I set about to return to abstract painting with the knowledge that I had gained from installations. I began to make tiny clay tear catchers like the ones I had seen in theTibilisi museum in Georgia many years before. These are small vessels designed to capture the tears of a lover as a relic of their being. In fairy tales, tears are also the catalyst for the miraculous — at the touch of tear, still things move, dead creatures awaken, new things are created. My journey had begun. I started to think alot about drops and the word ‘drop’ and how it is used — how drops use gravity and how women use gravity to give birth. Today, when a new cd is launched they say it is ‘dropped’ — the creation has been born. These thoughts then stirred fond memories of being a little girl feeding injured birds with an eye dropper, and then ... the Drop Paintings began.