The success of diverse candidates suggests that widespread unrest has enhanced civic engagement and political participation.
The Native American tribe has the highest per-capita infection rate after New York and New Jersey but has a fraction of the resources.
“This spring, while I social distance, I will plant seeds. After, when it is safe to go out, I will work to build a just world through community. Change comes through action. What will you do?”
Why are there not more recognized women artists in museums? Why are artworks by women—especially native artists who are women—classified as a separate and distinct form? That is, not as art but as craft? “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” goes right to the core of that question.
This month, I am thinking about historic photographs of Indigenous women, and how both the persistence and plight of contemporary Indigenous women is reflected backwards through time in photographs taken more than 100 years ago.
I encourage everyone to take a few moments, as the Thanksgiving season winds down, to think about Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, Hanna Harris and the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in the U.S. and Canada.
An 18-month investigation by Maren Machles, Carrie Cochran, Angela M. Hill and Suzette Brewer at Newsy revealed the tragic consequences of the cracks in the justice system facing Native women—uncovering the breakdowns between federal and tribal governance that leave survivors with little recourse after experiencing sexual violence.
There is a growing movement of indigenous leaders, led by Native women, building networks of solidarity across tribal communities and using our shared unified power to expand awareness and pass reforms related to the epidemic number of cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.
“We’re here for the duration. We have to continue, we have to keep going. We have to lift people up with our thoughts, actions, our work.”
Joy Harjo was named Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress this week, making history as the first Native American to be selected for the post.