Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Passing

I don't have time to do a long post, but I wanted to pass along that I just found out that noted Mohawk legal scholar and activist Patricia Monture has passed away. I never had the chance to meet Monture, but her writings are very powerful and they played an important role for me in my initial learning, as a settler, about indigenous struggle on Turtle Island. (See here and here for things I've written about a couple of her books, and here for a review of an important collection that came out of a network of scholars in which she was a senior figure.) My condolences to her family and friends. Her passing is a great loss to struggles for justice and liberation in northern Turtle Island.

(Thanks to R.M. for the link.)


flit said...

I too am mourning her passing. I have read several of her articles and am now most of the way through Thunder in my Soul (it is on my comprehensive exam list) ... was so sorry to hear that she died and that I will never have the chance to meet her in person.

I am enjoying your blog; I hope you don't mind if I add it to my blogroll so that I can find it again easily.

Scott said...

Hi flit. Glad to hear you're enjoying my blog...and of course it's fine that you've added it to your blogroll. Thanks!