tag: women

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on gun possession by domestic abusers with a a ruling that came as a huge relief to advocates for survivors.
Bush Foundation Fellowship
A half dozen Indigenous leaders are getting a boost for incorporating traditional connections with making people and their communities better.
Native America Calling NAC
Mental health conditions tops the list of causes for pregnancy-related deaths in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'Every Native Vote Counts'
Native voters have traditionally supported Democrats, and that has made a significant difference in key races across the United States.
Alissa Pili
Native basketball fans have a lot to see on the court when it comes to the NBA and the WNBA.
Buu Nygren
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren hosts a press conference on May 28, 2024.
Kassie John
Diné multimedia artist Kassie John is the newest cultural ambassador to wear the Miss Indian World crown.
U.S. Supreme Court
Native people are affected by Arizona’s efforts to solidify a strict ban on abortions — and other states with substantial Native populations are trying to do the same.
Bad River
Native sisters, a Native artist’s art installation and a tribe’s fight against an oil pipeline are the subject of new films.
Nicole Mann
“The idea of being an astronaut hadn’t even entered my mind at this point,” Marine Col. Nicole Mann told college students.
Prison Bars
Numerous studies over the years point out the overrepresentation of Native women in U.S. prisons. Even Native girls are incarcerated at higher rates.
Stephen Graham Jones
Bestselling Blackfeet writer Stephen Graham Jones caps off his horror trilogy with The Angel of Indian Lake.
Allium tricoccum
What’s on The Menu? The state of Native agriculture, wild onion season and Native matriarchs.
Blackfeet Nation
“It’s people like Lily who are paving the way for a better tomorrow, and as you can see hard work, it does take you a long way,” said Blackfeet Nation council member Pat Armstrong.
Native America Calling NAC
Indigenous women are confronting past abuses of medical professionals who claimed to be working in their best interests.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is celebrating young leaders at the Reservation Economic Summit.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden delivered a combative State of the Union that laid out his achievements and baited Republicans for not doing more.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Native people are up for a historic three Academy Awards for their roles in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Anchorage, Alaska
A jury convicted Brian Steven Smith for the murders of two Alaska Native women, following a trial that attracted international attention.
E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
A hearing is taking in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by a Navajo woman against the National Organization for Women.
National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.
Sharice Davids
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.
Peggy Flanagan
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) addresses the National Congress of American Indians.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks about tribal sovereignty and Native women’s safety.
Dolly Tatofi
Dolly Tatofi performs a Native Hawaiian oli, or chant, in Washington, D.C.
'March. Vote. Win'
In the 51 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized – and then reversed – federal abortion protections, advocates and opponents have fought constantly over reproductive rights.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Nation is celebrating a major milestone for a film that shares an otherwise difficult time in the tribe’s history.
Barbie Inspiring Women Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller Doll
Join the conversation as Native America Calling dives into the controversy over the Wilma Mankiller Barbie doll.
Mark Macarro and Fawn Sharp
The new leader of the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is calling for unity and healing following a well-attended but sometimes contentious meeting.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.
Barbie Inspiring Women Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller Doll
Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation, is once again making history, this time on toy shelves.
Not One More: Findings and Recommendations of the Not Invisible Act Commission
A national commission of federal and tribal experts is calling for a “Decade of Action and Healing” to help address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked people in Indian Country.
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Sara E. Hill
Sara E. Hill, the former attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, is making history as a nominee to the federal bench.
Kwetiio of Kanien'keha:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers)
Debates over what “mapping” means show how Indigenous communities still have to advocate for and defend their cartographic methods in order to uphold their connections to the land.
Katie Hobbs
Arizona regulators have finalized long-awaited rules that allow expanded access to over-the-counter hormonal contraceptives for women over age 18 in the state.
Native Women
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s also the 29th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
U.S. Supreme Court
“There is now a playbook where the authority is going to continue to be whittled away,” a state prosecutor said of new restrictions on prosecutorial discretion.
Cherokee Nation
Together, I know we can build a future where every Cherokee Nation citizen can thrive and contribute to the legacy of our tribe.