New Journal Issue: Matrix: A Journal for Matricultural Studies 3(1) - Mythmaking and Storytelling Among Matricultures INCLUDES NATIVE AMERICAN AND MÉTIS CONTENT

Linnéa Rowlatt Discussion

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After a lengthy Covid-related delay, we are very pleased to release our new issue of Matrix: A Journal for Matricultural Studies. Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2023), special theme Mythmaking and Storytelling Among Matricultures, is available at this URL:

Please share widely among your networks! This is a great issue with research articles, creative contributions, personal reflections on the theme, a book review, and two announcements. The Table of Contents is included below. I particularly recommend the Introduction by Marie-Françoise Guédon, available in both English and French.

A reminder that the deadline for our new Call for Papers, special theme Women and Water: The Flow of Matriculture, is 15 June 2023 (

Keep an eye open for our next issue, which will be devoted to Warfare and Peacemaking Among Matricultures. It will be coming out in Autumn 2023!

Best regards,

Linnéa Rowlatt, PhD

Managing Editor, on behalf of the Editorial Collective

Matrix: A Journal for Matricultural Studies


Matrix: A Journal for Matricultural Studies

Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring - Summer 2023)


1. Introduction (Marie-Françoise Guédon), in English and French

2. Following Gemu: Journeys Around a Mosuo Goddess (Tami Blumenfield)

3. “It Takes All Kinds of Trees to Make a Forest:” Trees Associated with Feminine Folklore in the Eastern Slavic Folk Calendar (Rejeanne Lacroix )

4. The Wish of the Mother: Re-writing Desire into Sacred Narratives in Yaśodharāvata and  the Purāṇa Vessantara Jātaka Kāvya (Phusathi Liyanaarachchi )

5. Daughter of the Goddess, Sister of Man. Matriarchal Patterns in International Fairy Tales (Heide Goettner-Abendroth )

6. Traces of the Feminine: Matriculture in the Traditional Ho-Chunk Life Worldview (Patrick J. Jung)

7. The Matrixiality of the Earth in the Basque Worldview (Arantzazu Saratxaga Arregi)

8. The Influence of Christian Religion on the Rite of Passage of Ikwe-ezi in Mgbidi of Imo State, Nigeria (Etim Ekpenyong Mfon)


9. Mosuo Love: An Eight-Poem Collection (Banamu 芭纳木)

10. Mosuo Songs and Dances: From the Villages to the University Campus 摩梭传统歌舞进 大学校园 (Yang Lifen (Nianzhe Xiaoma) 杨丽芬(年者小玛)), in English and 中国人

11. Michif Women ‘Making Real’ with the Roogaroo (Margaret Kress)


12. Who Saw Her First? The Tangled Sight-Lines of Medieval Romance and Marian Piety (Robert DiNapoli)


13. Review of Graeber and Wengrow The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Heide Goettner-Abendroth)


14. Denise Orpustan-Love, The Millhouse Speaks: Seven Pathways to the Ancestral Basque Homeland 

15. Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Matriarchal Societies of the Past and the Rise of Patriarchy in West Asia and Europe