Contributors: Taiaiake Alfred, Kim Anderson, Joanne Arnott, Joseph Boyden, Alison Calder, Warren Cariou, Jessica Danforth, Louise Halfe, Tomson Highway, Daniel Heath Justice, Janice C. Hill Kanonhsyonni, Lee Maracle, Neal McLeod, Daniel David Moses, Gregory Scofield, Thomas Kimeksum Thrasher, and Richard Van Camp.
“McKegney interviews male and female educators, artists (including writers such Joseph Boyden, Lee Maracle and Tomson Highway), scholars, social workers, elders, and others who attest to the myriad conceptions of indigenous manhood that range from the affirmingly spiritual to the purposefully vulnerable. […] Many a fascinating discussion about modern indigenous identities.”
– Publishers Weekly (Link)
“A rich, complex series of discussions of one of the most pressing subjects of Indigenous decolonization today… McKegney’s twenty-two in-depth conversations with Indigenous artists, activists, and intellectuals both inside the academy and in community are each tremendously useful in helping readers understand what is at stake in the ways we define Indigenous masculinities, celebrate them, critique them, construct them within our families and in our communities, and live them as men.
”– Christopher B. Teuton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Though the book’s central goal is the discussion of masculinity, McKegney’s work thankfully avoids the trap of a reductive ‘What about the men?’ viewpoint, allowing the participants’ conversations to delve into wider issues of gender roles and binarism in order to examine how healthier models of masculinity can benefit not just indigenous men but their communities as a whole. A valuable resource on a little-discussed subject, and a worthwhile read for anyone interested in a critical look at the overall issue of gender in indigenous societies.”
– Kathleen McCallister, Univ. of South Carolina, Social Sciences
“As the first of its kind, this collection of conversations about Indigenous masculinity offers an invaluable contribution to the fields of Indigenous Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Indigenous Literature and Cultural Studies, Settler Colonial Studies, and beyond.
”– Allison Hargreaves, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Okanagan Campus
“Masculindians is not a book about tragic masculinities. Rather, the contributors share compelling stories of beautiful and healthy masculinities disrupted by colonization. Their stories speak of resilience and resistance and resurgence.
”– P. Kelly Mitton, University of British Columbia, The Goose (Link)
“Masculindians is a collection of twenty-three conversations with Indigenous women and men from throughout North America and Oceania, Two-Spirit and straight people, as well as artists and scholars who talked about, among other things, Indigenous masculinity. The chapters are more than conversations. They are artifacts from which we can later draw meaning in order to reimagine Indigenous masculinity’s pluralisms, possibilities, and potentials.”
– Kyle T. Mays, Native American and Indigenous Studies