Native Women of Courage
Ten biographies of Native women leaders and their extraordinary work in diverse fields as the arts, education, and tribal leadership.
Native Women of Courage profiles ten outstanding women leaders in the Native community. All of these successful, trailblazing women are stellar role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America. From heroines of the past to women making history today, this exciting work of non-fiction reminds readers of the extraordinary contributions of Native American women to our daily lives and to our country's social fabric.
- Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabeg) - Author, environmentalist, vice-presidential candidate
- Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute) - First Native American woman to write and publish a book
- Maria Tallchief (Osage) - Prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet
- Mary Kim Titla (Apache) - First Native American television news reporter in Arizona
- Sandra Lovelace Nicholas (Maliseet) - Petitioned the United Nations on behalf of First Nations women's rights, and won
- Susan Aglukark (Inuit) - Singer/songwriter and winner of 3 Juno music awards
- Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee) - First woman Chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Susan Rochon-Burnett (Metis) - First woman to be granted a Canadian FM broadcasting license
- Lorna B. Williams (Lif'wat First Nation) - Educator who developed native curriculum for First Nations schools in Canada
- Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake (Mohawk) - Author and early advocate for Native women's rights
The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers.
High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs..
Young people need strong and positive role models. Young American Indian females have a book, Native Women of Courage to reference when looking for role models among Native women...Written primarily for girls from 9 to 13 years old, the book will be appreciated by adults as well." -Levi Rickert / Native News Network
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