Northern Woman Journal

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Published in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northern Woman Journal (originally called Northern Woman) started in 1973 following the first annual Northern Women’s Conference in order to keep the conference attendees connected. Initially serving as a newsletter of events, local issues, and women’s resources, the Northern Woman Journal quickly became a diverse publication reaching national and international readers. Not only did it serve as a newsletter to keep local women up to date on feminist issues in Northwestern Ontario, but also as a safe space to discuss women’s resources, law, politics, economics, health, racism, sexism, homophobia, feminist organizing and activism, transnational feminist issues, poetry, feminist reading, feminist art, and women’s diverse lived experiences. One of the longest-running feminist periodicals in North America, the Northern Woman Journal reached its end in 1995. 

Throughout its 22 years, the Northern Woman Journal was produced by its many collective members, with membership evolving year to year. For many years, the journal worked closely alongside, and shared space with, the Northern Women’s Centre and the Northern Women’s Bookstore. With the exception of a year-long government grant in the 1970s, the journal relied entirely on subscription fees and donations in order to maintain publishing, which presented challenges throughout its entire existence. 

As stated in an early version of the editorial policy, “only by a free and open exchange of views and opinions will we develop a basis for unity which can be used as a basis for action.”

Sarah Somerville

NOTE: Rise Up! is now in the process of uploading issues of Northern Woman Journal directly to this website. While this is underway, you can still find the publication at Northern Women’s Bookstore http://www.northern-womans-bookstore.ca/index.php?pid=26

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Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 5 – 1976 Spring 1976
Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 6 – 1976 Summer 1976
Northern Woman – Vol. 3, Issue 1 – 1976 1976
Northern Woman – Vol. 3, Issue 2 – 1976 1976
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 4 – 1977 1977
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 6 – 1977 1977
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 3 – 1977 1977
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 5 – 1977 1977
The Northern Woman – Vol. 1, Issue 13 – September 1974 September 1974
The Northern Woman – Vol. 1, Issue 12 – August 1974 August 1974
The Northern Woman – Vol. 1, Issue 14 – November 1974 November 1974
The Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 1 – January 1975 January 1975
The Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 2 – 1975 -- 1975
The Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 3 – 1975 -- 1975
The Northern Woman – Vol. 2, Issue 4 – 1975 -- 1975

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