tag: women

Wozek Chandler
Wozek Chandler works to find success in the mainstream while maintaining her tribal culture and celebrating her history.
Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The Wilma Mankiller quarter features an image of the first woman elected to lead the Cherokee Nation.
Lakota Times
I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.
Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is soliciting nominations for a new advisory panel that will examine racist and derogatory place names.
Eunique Yazzie Jessie YazzieMelissa Yazzie Elizabeth Zingg
Cahokia in Phoenix, Arizona, touts itself as the first modern Indigenous art and social space owned by women.
Pregnancy Vaccinations
As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Ah-Shi Beauty
Growing up on the Navajo Nation, Ahsaki Baa LaFrance-Chachere says she could not have guessed she would one day open the first Native luxury cosmetics storefront.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Joanne Shenandoah
As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
Roe Row
Protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead to the reversal of longstanding abortion rights precedents.
Deb Haaland
“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Nicolle Gonzales
When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee people are counting on us to end domestic violence on our reservation.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
Department of the Interior
A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.
Janie Hipp
For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant
Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.
nativeamericacalling nac
Pregnant women need a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developmental problems with their babies. But many Indigenous people have limited access to fresh food and good nutritional guidance.
Vision Maker Media
Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
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A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4 percent of all women-owned businesses.
Deb Haaland
The Biden administration is seeking nominations for the Not Invisible Act Commission to address missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans.
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.
Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Mary Simon
A longtime advocate for Inuit rights has been tapped as Canada’s governor general, the first Indigenous person to hold the office.
Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.
Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.
Mary Two-Axe Earley
Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.
bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
Tim Giago
I am proud of the many newspapers I have published, but it is time for a new generation of Native journalists and editors to take over.
ginaadams
Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
silverlittleagle
The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.
usda
The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.