Vol 29, No 2 (2005)

Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations


Cover Page
Cover Image: Belly Dancers, 2001. Digitized photograph. Photographer Kyle MacKenzie; artist Jaime Koebel. Explanation of Artwork: This digitally enhanced photograph is actually a picture of my pregnant belly at 29 weeks with a set of twin girls. The inscription inside my belly represents my unborn daughters through their Cree names: "Onneemeetoo Apsimoosisis" or Dancing Fawn and "Pisimooyappi Ooneemeetoo" or Rainbow Dancer. They were born dancing on February 1, 2002 and received their spirit names at 7 months old in a sweat lodge ceremony. I am also the proud mother of a son born on September 13, 2003.