Sisters Rising Publications and Presentations

“As a two-spirited person, I have experienced it. Being made to feel like my existence isn’t even worth a crumb of bread. Being made to feel like everything I am is shameful. Yes I would want to extend to youth to say we are surrounding you with love and dignity”
Sisters Rising participant


de Finney, S., Krueger-Henney, P., & Palacios, L. (2019). Girlhood in white settler-carceral states. Journal of Girlhood Studies, 12(3). 

de Finney, ​S., Chadwick, A., Adams, C., Moreno, S., Scott, A., & Sam, S. (2019). Being Indigenous is not a risk factor: A Sisters Rising story of resurgence and sovereignty. In K. Gharabaghi & G. Charles (Eds.), Child & Youth Care Across Sectors, Volume 2 (pp. tbd). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. 

de Finney, S., Sam, S.R., Adams, C., Andrew, K., McLeod, K., Lewis, A., Lewis, G., Louie, M. & Haiyupis, P. (2019). Rekinning our Kinscapes: Renegade Indigenous Stewarding against Gender Genocide. Journal of Girlhood Studies, 12(3). 

Chadwick, A. (2019). Imagining alternative spaces: Re-searching sexualized violence with Indigenous girls in Northern Canada. Journal of Girlhood Studies, 12(3).

Chadwick, A. (2019). Lighting Fires of Alternative Imaginings: The Ethics of Re-searching Sexualized Violence with Indigenous Girls in Rural Communities. In Moletsane, L. (Ed.) Transnational Girlhoods. 

Moreno, S. (2019). Love as Resistance: Exploring Conceptualizations of Decolonial Love in Settler States. Journal of Girlhood Studies, 12(3).

de Finney, S., Moreno, S., Chadwick, A., Adams, C., Sam, S. R., & Land, N. (2018). Sisters rising: Shape shifting settler violence through art and land retellings. In C. Mitchell & R. Moletsane (Eds.), Young people engaging with the arts and visual practices to address sexual violence. Rotterdam: Sense.

de Finney, S. (2017). Indigenous girls’ resilience in settler states: Honouring body and land sovereignty. In L. Haysom (Ed.), Special issue: Nurturing resilience among girls and young women in the context of sexual violence. Agenda, 31(2), 10-21.

de Finney, S. (2016). Playing Indian and other settler stories: Disrupting western narratives of Indigenous girlhood. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29(2), 169-181.

de Finney, S. (2016). Under the shadow of empire: Indigenous girls’ presencing as decolonizing force. In C. Mitchell & C. Rentschler (Eds.), Girlhood and the politics of place (pp. 19-37). Toronto, ON: Berghahn Books.

de Finney, S., & Saraceno, J. (2015). Warrior girl and the searching tribe: Indigenous girls’ everyday negotiations of racialization under neocolonialism. In C. Bradford & M. Reimer (Eds.), Girls, texts, cultures (pp. 113-138). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

*Winner of Children’s Literature Association’s Edited Book Award

de Finney, S. (2014). Under the shadow of empire: Indigenous girls’ presencing as decolonizing force. Girlhood Studies, 7(1), 8-26.



Online Features:

Sisters Rising featured on UVic Faculty of Health and Social Development “Research” page

Sisters Rising Knowledge Sharing Brief February 2019

Networks4Change March 2019 Newsletter

Sexual Health Knowledge Translation Forum Brief

We Raise Our Hands: Sisters Rising Forum Report

About Sisters Rising: Shape Shifting Settler Violence Through Art and Land Retellings

Sisters Rising Forum Invitation

Cultural Re-Centering Model – Shezell-Rae Sam

Kairos Victoria Facebook Post – Cultural Re-Centering Model

Undergraduate research posters – Shezell-Rae Sam, Chantal Adams, and Michaela Louie

Girlfesto – Circles within Circles Contributors

Networks4Change May 2018 Newsletter

de Finney, S. (2018). Sisters Rising: Indigenous resurgence and kinship. Culturally Modified,June(3). Retrieved from

“The Game Changer: Cultural Connection – Dr. Sandrina de Finney” – UVic Torch, Spring 2018

Networks4Change March 2018 Newsletter

Sam, S.R. (2018). Sisters rising: A community based research project honouring Indigenous girls’ responses to sexualized violence.

Sisters Rising profiled by the School of Child and Youth Care at UVic

Networks4Change September 2017 Newsletter