Native women have been leaders among their peoples since time immemorial, maintaining community wellness and teaching cultural values and life-ways for thousands of years. Today’s Native women are no exception—when we work to create positive strides in the health, wellbeing, and sovereignty of our Nations, we walk in the footsteps of our grandmothers who came before us.
This year, we choose to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by honoring some of these grandmothers and sharing their stories on our Facebook page. From Queen Lili’uokalani to Lozen, these women are leaders in a wide variety of fields—education, literature, arts, language revitalization, military service, politics, business, and more—and their stories serve as inspiration for us in our ongoing movement to bring safety and wellness to our Nations. This webinar will share stories of some of these inspiring women, and discuss why it is important we remember and share their stories, and what they mean for us as activists.