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Native Women Changing Their Worlds

Paperback

Native women have filled their communities with strength and leadership, both historically and as modern-day warriors. The 12 Native American and First Nations women featured in this book overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education and community activism. Such determination and courage reflect the essence of the traditional Cheyenne saying, "A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground." The impressive accomplishments of these 12 dynamic women provide inspiration for all. B/W photos.

 

Ashley Callingbull Burnham (Enoch Cree Nation)
Henrietta Mann, PhD (Southern Cheyenne)
Ruth Anna Buffalo (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)
Elouise Pepion Cobell (Blackfeet)
Loriene Roy, PhD (Anishinabe, White Earth Reservation)
Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation)
Roberta Jamieson (Kanyen'kehà ka, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory)
Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna)
Elsie Marie Knott (Mississauga Ojibwe)
Mary Golda Ross (Cherokee)
Heather Dawn Thompson (Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux)
Emily Washines (Yakama Nation with Cree and Skokomish lineage)

  

Patricia Cutright is Lakota and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. Patricia has lived in many places, from Brooklyn, New York, to the Federated States of Micronesia and many places in between, providing leadership in libraries along the way. She has published articles and written book chapters on library technology and cooperation. Her awards include the 2003 American Library Association/LITA Gaylord Award for Achievement in Library and Information Technology, 2002 Oregon Librarian of the Year, 2017 University of Washington iSchool Distinguished Alumnus Award and 2016 Presidential Administrator Award from Central Washington University. She lives in Ellensburg, Washington.

"Inspiring portraits of accomplished Indigenous women who have achieved success in many fields. . . . They have overcome racial and gender discrimination, poverty, abuse, and other obstacles to become leaders in their professions and communities. . . . These remarkable stories will serve as catalysts, propelling young people to seek the potential they have within themselves."-- "Kirkus"

"Each entry includes a quote, each woman's awards and honors, and their given Native name alongside English translations.... This useful resource will help fill a void."-- "Booklist"





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