Topic: Native Woman

Dana Lone Hill, An Inspiring Lakota Writer, Activist

Dana Lone Hill, Oyate WačhíŋyAŋpi is a dedicated Native woman, mother, writer and activist with a family history full of notable Lakota people on both sides of her parentage. Dana Lone Hill can rest assured that her place in her tribe, the Oglala Lakota, is undisputable. On her mother’s side, she is the granddaughter of […]

Margaret George Brown, Catawba Elder (1837 – 1922)

Margaret George Brown, a Catawba Elder was one of the last person in South Carolina to raise her children to speak the Catawba language. (July 4, 1837 – August 9, 1922) Margaret lived on the Catawba Indian Nation reservation near Rock Hill her entire life. Her status as one of the last speakers of the […]

Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF)

The Association of American Indian Farmers (AAIF) is a national organization that provides outreach, advocacy and technical assistance across Native America. It provides access to state and national information concerning Agriculture through newsletters and other special online communication tools. It also facilitates networking with other American Indian Farmers and agriculture professionals. AAIF was founded in […]

Spoken Word Poetry: Quiet by First Nations Mary Black

“Quiet” by Ojibwe First Nations Mary Black Powerful spoken word poetry “QUIET” by Ojibwe Native woman Mary Black on not being silent as an Indigenous woman in Canada and the struggles that First Nations communities face today. Using her voice is like medicine. I will not be quiet, as the system steals our babies and keeps […]

No More Hyper-Sexualization of Native Women!

No More Pocahottie, No More Appropriating the Female Native American Indian Image Native American Indian women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in our land than women of any other racial minority group.Some have asked why all the spotlighting on Native American Indian women when it comes to violence and rape? Well […]

Sheilah Dasher, Mixed Black-Navajo Woman Warrior

Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is a young woman warrior with strength and fearlessness in her name. Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is an experienced conference speaker, workshop facilitator and American Indian advocate. Naajiibah is a Navajo female warrior name, named for her great grandmother a herbalist medicine woman. Dasher wears her Native American heritage proudly. Dasher is of […]

Winona LaDuke, Author, Activist, Honor the Earth

Winona LaDuke Honor The Earth White Earth Land Recovery Project. Video Interview Winona LaDuke is an internationally acclaimed Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) activist, environmentalist, economist, author and orator. A graduate of Harvard & Antioch with advanced degrees in rural economic development, Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands & lifeways of Native communities.  Winona LaDuke is […]

Georgette Palmer Smith, Native Learning Center

Georgette Palmer Smith, Executive Director, Native Learning Center Seminole Tribe of Florida Georgette (Kiowa) is making a real difference within native communities. The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers FREE courses and training to Native Americans and Indigenous people with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities.  “The most important thing to […]

Te Ata Fisher, Native Actress and Storyteller (1895 – 1995)

Te Ata Thompson or Te Ata Fisher after her marriage, was a superb actress and member of the Chickasaw Nation. Known for telling American Indian stories, she performed as a representative of American Indians at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in […]

Author Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – 1936)

Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – August 6, 1936) was a Salish author and best known for her 1927 novel “Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range” It tells the story of Cogewea, a mixed-blood ranch woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Mourning Dove was born in a canoe on the Kootenai […]

Butterfly Rising, Poetry by Sonya Braxton

“Butterfly Rising” is a poem honoring the strength of Native women, and Sonya Braxton’s Native American Indian Ancestry. Sonya Braxton is a  Native woman of Tuscarora, Eastern Blackfoot Saponi, and Cherokee heritage, a researcher, poet and a conscious advocate for the rights of Indigenous people’s, as well as people of color in America. Sonya Braxton has been devoting […]
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