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Native women have always been leaders.
In North America Native women historically held equal status to men and held decision making power. This was a balanced worldview that had been in place among many tribes, for millennia. But, when colonization ushered in patriarchal views of women in society, the voices of Indigenous women were stifled.
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The great and mighty male Chief became the tokenized symbol of leadership in Native society to mirror the ideals of white society. Sadly, the effects have been playing out in the form of extreme violence against our women and girls ever since. There are countless Indigenous women that are changing lives all around the globe.
Unfortunately, Indigenous Peoples have not always been celebrated in the media. Thankfully, that narrative is shifting for the better and broader portrayal of Indigenous peoples and culture.
Here are 10 Indigenous women who are not historical characters or Indian princesses dreamed up by mainstream society. Cheekbone Beauty founder and CEO Jenn Harper, a proud Anishinaabe wife, mother and entrepreneur is making waves in the cosmetics industry. Harper describes the moment that Cheekbone Beauty became more than just an idea on her website blog. She was filling out a questionnaire during a training session for a marketing company where she worked.
Still gives me goosebumps! Some of her next goals are to expand Cheekbone to a global audience, create sustainable packaging and organic, pesticide-free makeup. Former Canadian Senator Patrick Brazeau listens to Lorelei Williams, founder of missing women families' dance troupe Butterflies in Spirit, about her personal experiences of violence and racism.
These tragic losses prompted Williams to become one of the leading female Indigenous voices in Canada for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and girls.
She founded Butterflies in Spirit, an interpretive dance group that travels internationally to raise awarenes. She is from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, and her inspiration to become a doctor came when she learned at age 6 that her paternal grandfather died from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS. In she won the Indspire Award for Inuit Youth and is now leading the way for other Inuit to pursue a medical career. Use your dedication, passion, and the support of others to bring your dreams within reach.
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Not just rich people, all people. She is one of the first two Native American women who made history when elected to U. Congress in Haaland is passionate about affordable health-care, the environment, advancing Indigenous rights and advocating for Indigenous women victims of violence. Lemieux took an interest in golf at the age of 6 and grew up to be a 5A State Champion in Idaho, a 4-time winner and Big 12 Player of the Year at Texas Tech while holding the one ranking in the country.
She is currently developing her talent competing on the Symetra Tour and hopes to inspire other Native American youth to get into sports. In April, Lemieux began working with Moya Strategic Solutions to reach out to her peers through education and sports.
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Gonzales founded the first Native American led birth organization to support Native American mothers to have access to cultural and health services during pregnancy and birth. The organization is the only one of its kind so far in the United States.
She is the coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil and a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and the planet. Her fearless activism has garnered worldwide attention. The world needs us badly because the way we live and act can avert this wave of disaster and destruction that is approaching.
An Aboriginal rights activist and human rights lawyer, Davies was raised by a single mother and became obsessed with the United Nations at age My research has contributed to these dialogues rolled out across the country and Aboriginal People being able to exercise some degree of self-determination meet native DC women regard to imagining how their world could be different than what it is now.
Pratima Gurung Nepal Top advocate for women with disabilities and Indigenous women. Gurung became disabled when she lost her hand in a truck accident at age 7 and she experienced discrimination because of her disability, which prompted her to become an advocate. To Gurung, climate change places another burden upon disabled Indigenous women and she urges tangible actions to be taken by governments to protect already vulnerable women and children.
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