WHILE INDIGENOUs // EPISODE #05

Indigenous Women as Matriarchs, Caretakers and now, Congresswomen

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INDIGENOUS WOMEN AS MATRIARCHS

In precolonial Indigenous cultures, women occupied esteemed roles. Colonization changed a lot of that. Here, three Indigenous people from across the U.S. weigh in on the traditional roles of women in their respective Nations. They also share their thoughts on the recent historic election of the first two Native American women to Congress- Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk) and Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo).   

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Stephanie Dressen (Navajo), Christina M. Castro (Jemez/Taos/Xicana), and Brandon Stevens (Oneida).

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The Spunky Squaw Standstill: When Online Activism Falls Short, Do This

Indigenous organizers Yolonda Bluehorse, Jade Begay, and Nick Estes weigh in on the issue of "The Spunky Squaw" online boutique, which recently came on the radar of Indigenous social media users for its use of the dehumanizing "S-word."

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