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Cook, Katsi


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Katsi Cook

 Digital Record
Identifier: smith_ssc_528_b001_f009_002

Katsi Cook interviewed by Joyce Follet, October 26-27, 2005

 File — Box 15: [Barcode: 310183630030905]
Scope and Contents In this oral history, Cook traces her family roots to the encounters among African, indigenous, and European peoples in the colonial era. She describes her early formal and informal education and her decision in the 1970s to "bail out" of the assimilation track and embrace indigenous culture and political struggle. She details the development of the Mother's Milk Project and its community-based research. Midwifery is the persistent theme of the interview as Cook recalls her attraction to the...
Dates of Materials: October 26-27, 2005

Katsi Cook interviewed by Joyce Follet (part 2), April 2, 2010

 File — Box 100: [Barcode: 310183630361177]
Scope and Contents

In this 2010 follow-up to her 2005 Voices of Feminism oral history, Cook begins in the Sophia Smith Collection, where she comments on selected items in her papers. She then details her paternal and maternal lineage. Cook provides a full discussion of the centrality of birth to her world view and to her practice of midwifery as cultural, spiritual, medical and political work. She assesses the impact of her decades of activism. Cook concludes by singing Mohawk healing songs.

Dates of Materials: April 2, 2010

Katsi Cook papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00528
Abstract Midwife, environmentalist, American Indian rights activist. The Papers consist of information about Cook and her midwifery and women's health practice in the Akwesasne Mohawk community on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in northern New York State and on the adjacent Akwesasne reserve in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. The Papers also contain information about Cook's activism related to environmental contamination and human health and about indigenous rights and environmental justice. Included...
Dates of Materials: 1977-2008

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00535

Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Dates of Materials: 1990-2014