Intergenerational Learning
in Indigenous Textile Communities of Practice.
Research sites: Chile and Canada.
When the study Intergenerational Learning in Indigenous Communities of Practice, was started, there was a promise that the researcher would ask the women who participated what they wanted to do with the knowledgethey created. So, when the Mapuche women from four communities in Southern Chile met in Temuco in 2014, they were asked how they wanted to share the knowledge of the study. They asked for a book to be produced. Although this did not seem that difficult at the time, writing the book became more difficult with the realization that we were working with an oral culture. As a result, some of the images and stories could not be part of the book. This book does try to share some of the knowledge generated by the study and it is a humble attempt to validate the work of Mapuche women – a work of the head, the hands and the heart. Book Now Available



Hanson, C. (submitted). Tanning hide and spinning wool: Arts-based inquiry and intergenerational learning in Indigenous textiles. Engaged Scholar Journal.

Hanson, C. (forthcoming 2016). Stitching the stories together: Intergenerational learning among Indigenous women. In Stories that make a difference. Exploring the collective, social and political potential of narratives in adult education research, L. Formenti & L. West (Eds.). Italy: Pensa Multimedia.

Hanson, C. (forthcoming 2016). Gender, justice, and the Indian residential school claims process.International Indigenous Policy Journal. 7:1.

Hanson, C. with Hughes, J. & Farmer, J. (forthcoming, 2016). Aftermath of a storm: Gender and the Indian Residential School claims process. In Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Gender, K. Lahey (Ed.). London: Cambridge Scholar’s Press.

Hanson, C. (forthcoming 2015). The complexities of training for gender equality in states of conflict and peacebuilding. In. N. Taber (Ed). Learning Gendered Militarism. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.

Hanson, C. (2014). “I learned I am a feminist”: Lessons for Adult Learning from Participatory Action Research with Union Women. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. 27(1), 1-30.

Hanson, C. (2013). Exploring Dimensions of Critical Reflection in Activist-Facilitator Practice. Journal of Transformative Education. 11(1), 70-89.

Hanson, C. (2012). Indigenous research methodologies [Review of book by Chilisa Bagele]. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies 5(1), 93-95.

Hanson, C. (June, 2012). Community-based participatory research with Prairie School for Union Women. Proceedings of the 53rd annual Adult Education Research Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York. Available on-line here.

Hanson, C. & McNeil, B. (June, 2012). Faculty understanding and implementation of internationalization and global citizenship.Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching Vol. 5.

Hanson, C., & Hanson, L. (June, 2011). Unpaid work and social policy: Engaging research with mothers on social assistance.Action Research, 9(1), 179-198.

Hanson, C. (2007). Gender-based analysis training in South Africa: Daily dynamics and development dilemmas. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 9(2).

Hanson L., & Hanson, C. (August, 2001). Transforming Participatory Facilitation. PLA Notes: Participatory Learning and Action, 41, 29-32.

Hanson, C. (1994). Effective Methods of Teaching Native Studies in Dr. K. P. Binda (ed). Critical Issues in First Nations Education, University of Brandon.


Hanson, C. & Nosov, S. (2015). Movement Building and Moving Forward: A Comprehensive Review of the Labour College of Canada. Ottawa, Canada

Hanson, C. (June, 2015). “It’s a Powerful Thing”: Arts-based Community Research on Intergenerational Learning in Indigenous Textiles. Conference paper. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, June 2015, Montreal, Quebec.

Hanson, C. (May 31, 2014). Building Gender Justice and Sustaining Transformation: Lessons from a Women’s Labour School. (Congress) Conference proceedings: Canadian Association for the Study of Education, Brock University, Ontario.

Hanson, C. (2013). Training for Gender Equality Expert Group Meeting. UN Women: Dominican Republic.

Hanson, C. (June 2-5, 2013) Crossing Borders: Developing Collaborations with Indigenous Communities.Conference proceedings: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Hanson, C. & McNeil, B. (submitted December, 2012). Knowledge-Sharing for Improved Pedagogical Practices in Global Citizenship. Unpublished report of study for the President’s Teaching and Learning Scholar Award. Available online at

Hanson, C. (March, 2012). Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges: The Story of the Prairie School for Union Women.Available online—study-reveals-sfl-school-for-women-develops-important-skills-and-confidence/

Hanson, C. & McNeil, B. (2012). Knowledge-Sharing for Improved pedagogical practices in Global CitizenshipDOCReport of President’s teaching and learning scholar award.

Hanson, Cynthia. (2009). Toward Transformative Learning and a Transnational Feminist Pedagogy: Experiences of Activist-Facilitators Working in Development. Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Studies, University of British Columbia.

Hanson, C., & McInturff, K. (January, 2008). Technical workshop report. Gender training and fragile states: What works?Ottawa: Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group. Available online at

Hanson, C., & Matheos, K. (2007). Review of Agriculture Extension in Tigray, Ethiopia. Publication of CIDA and Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration.

Hanson C. (2007). Workshop report from Indigenous Women’s Rights in the Americas, Panama.International Development Research Centre, Rights & Democracy/CONAMUIP.

St. Denis, V., & Hanson, C. (2004). Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Consultations: A Federation of Canadian Municipalities/City of Saskatoon Research Project. Available at

Hanson, C. (January, 2002). Native Studies 110.6: A formative evaluation. Unpublished research report. Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan.

Hanson C., Hanson, L., & Adams, B. (2001). Who Benefits: Women, unpaid work and social policy. Research report. Status of Women Canada.

Hanson, L., & Hanson, C. (March, 2001). Evaluation of the Quint’s small business training program. Unpublished evaluation report. Quint Economic Development.

Breitkreuz, L., Ellis, C., Moon, M., & Hanson, C. (2001). Midwifery Care: Women’s experiences, hopes and reflections. Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence. (1:2).

Hanson, C. and Moon, M. (eds). (2001) More Than Just a Dozen: A series of 12 educational booklets about women and global development. Funded by Heritage Canada. Available online at

Hanson, C. (1998). Our Town: Presenting Personal Research & ObservationsPDF Canadian History Society.

Hanson, C. (Dec 1997). A Passage to India: Strengthening teacher organizations in The ManitobaTeacher, p. 3.