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Bonita Lawrence

Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaq) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada, where she teaches Indigenous Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on federally unrecognized Indigenous communities, urban and non-status Indigenous identities, Indigenous-African Relations, and Indigenous justice. In addition to a number of book chapters and articles, she is the author of Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario (UBC Press, 2012), “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood, (Nebraska and UBC, 2004)and co-editor, with Kim Anderson, of a collection of Native women’s scholarly and activist writing entitled Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival.

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