tag: women

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.
wearewaterprotectorsbook
“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
sacramentoprayerwalk
Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through California’s capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
laurenking
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.
mothersdaynavajonation
Native America Calling is honoring Native mothers and thanking them for all they do.
reneesanssouci
Family members shared memories and stories of their lost loved ones as the nation observed a day of awareness for missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.
mildredquaemptsmerlekirk
The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
nomorestolensisters
The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must continue to be brought into the public’s awareness to increase accountability of social, political, economic, and government systems and responses.
MMIW Red
The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.
mmiwreddress
“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
sayhername
Say Her Name debuts May 5, on Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day.
cherokeenation
Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap’s work with Cherokee communities set a precedent that we are proud to continue.
nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.
marlindabedonie
Native Women Running restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.
strongheartsnativehelpline
Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries.
northern cheyenne reservation
This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
drjillbidenavajonation
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
joebiden
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
nativeamericacalling nac
The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, focusing specifically on Native women.
ncaiembassyoftribalnations
The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.
siouxfallsfederalbuilding
Two Native lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.
whitehouse
President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
georgenelouis

Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.

debhaaland
The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.
leannebetasamosakesimpson
Get ready to expand how you take in story with Native America Calling’s March Book of the Month author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
nativeamericacalling nac
During March, Native America Calling is celebrating historic Native women.
supremecourt
“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
debhaaland
Native America Calling is continuing its celebration of historic Native women with a program about warrior women who shook things up to improve people’s lives.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland takes part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House complex on March 18, 2021.
debhaaland
“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.