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I am working on revisions to my  book manuscript ‘To Better the Conditions of the Community:’ Christian Six Nations women at Grand River, 1900-1939.

A book manuscript, Contesting Education: Colonial Education in the Indigenous Northeast and Lower Great Lakes, co-authored with Dr. Thomas Peace, Huron College, Western University, is planned for 2017.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

•Norman, Alison. “Teachers amongst their own people:” Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) women teachers in 19th Century Tyendinaga and Grand River, Ontario.” In a Special Issue that I co-edited with Thomas Peace called “Contesting Indigenous Education.” Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation, Volume 29, No. 1 (Spring 2017): 32-56.

Norman, Alison. “'Our Strength comes from the Land':  the Hybrid Culinary Traditions of the Six Nations of Grand River.” Cuizine:  The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures. Spring, 2015.

Norman, Alison. “‘True to my own noble race:’ Six Nations Women Teachers at Grand River in the early Twentieth Century.” Ontario History. CVII, No. 1 (Spring) 2015: 5-35.

Norman, Alison. "'Fit for the Table of the Most Fastidious Epicure': Culinary Colonialism in the Upper Canadian Contact Zone." In Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History, edited by Franca Iacovetta, Marlene Epp and Valerie  Korinek. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012, 38-69.

Norman, Alison. "'In Defense of the Empire’:  The Six Nations of the Grand River and the Great War." In Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Canadian and Newfoundland Women and the First World War, edited by Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw: University of British Columbia Press, 2012, 29-50.

 Norman, Alison. "'A Higly Favoured People:' the Planter Narrative and the 1928 Grand Historic Pageant of Kentville Nova Scotia." Acadiensis XXXVIII, No. 2 Summer/Autumn (2009), 116-140.

Book Reviews

“Review: Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s.” Maureen Katherine Lux. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Canadian Historical Review.

 “Review: Written as I Remember It: Teachings (??ms ta?aw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder.” Elsie Paul, Paige Raibmon, and Harmony Johnson. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014. Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation.  Volume 28, Number 2, Fall 2016: 151-153

"Review: Great Lakes Indian Accommodation: Resistance During the Early Reservation Years, 1850-1900." Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009. The Canadian Historical Review. Volume 92, Number 4, 2011: 726-728.

“Review:  Culinary Landmarks:  A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks." Elizabeth Driver.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2008. The Canadian Historical Review. Volume 90, Number 3. September, 2009: 554-556.

“Review: In the Days of Our Grandmothers:  A Reader in Aboriginal Women’s History in Canada.” Edited by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend.  Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2006.  The Canadian Historical Review.  Volume 89, Number 2. June, 2008: 276-77.

“Review: Sisters in Two Worlds:  A Visual Biography of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill.” Michael Peterman, Doubleday Press, 2007.  Canadian Women’s Studies. Volume 27, Number 1, 2009.

“Review: Women and Power in Native North America.” Edited by Laura F. Klein and Lillian A. Ackerman. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.  Pioneer America Society Transactions. Volume 27 & 28, Fall 2007.

“Review: Contact Zones:  Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past.” Edited by Katie Pickles, and Myra Rutherdale. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005. Ontario History. XCIX, no. 1 (2006), 117-119.

"Review: Seven Eggs Today:  The Diaries of Mary Armstrong, 1859 and 1869.” By Jackson W.  Armstrong, and “The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten: Victorian Matriarch. By Mary J. Anderson.” Both Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Life Writing Series, 2004.  Ontario History XCVII, no. 1 (2005).

Non-Refereed Publications

““(Re)naming and (De)colonizing the (I?)ndigenous People(s) of North America – Part I and Part II.” With Kathryn Labelle, Brittany Luby. November 7 and 8, 2016.    
“Transitions Q&A: Alison Norman.” November 25, 2015.

Inside Toronto’s secret history warehouse.” April 4, 2015.
“A brief history of post-war feminism in Toronto.” March 15, 2015.
“A brief history of the women’s movement in Toronto.” March 8, 2015.
 “A Guide to Indigenous Toronto.” January 25, 2015.

“Still Insufficient: Childcare in Canada.” With Lisa Pasolli, Active History.  October 7, 2013.
“The Origins of the Labour Day Parade.”  September 6, 2010.
“Toronto Museum Project has right idea, but remains a work in progress.”  March 6, 2010.
"Results of the Survey of Canadian Graduate Students and Pregnancy/Childcare Concerns." CHA Bulletin 34, no. 3 (2008): 6-9.
“The Grand Historic Pageant of the 1928 Kentville Summer Carnival.”  The King’s Historical Society Newsletter, January 2007.
"A Brief History of an Annapolis Valley Kitchen." Culinary Chronicles, The Newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Ontario, No. 47, Winter 2006, 3-5.
"A Genealogical Journey in Nova Scotia." The Nova Scotia Genealogist. XXIII, no. 1 (2005): 19-25.
This Little Piggy Went to Market and Came Home with a Full Basket:  Fundraising for Historical and Heritage Organizations and Institutions. Toronto: The Ontario Historical Society, 2000.