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  • Resource Database / Women

    Resources: 28 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Annual Miss Indian Teen World National Scholarship Pageant 2005
    Navajo US - Southwest
    National Wide Native American Youth Leadership Pageant * Annual Miss Indian Teen World National Pageant 2005 Dates: Salt Lake City, Utah October 20,21,22,2005 American Indian Girls ages 13-18 years old * Female * Amercian Indian Heritage, Alaska Indain Natives, Federalyy Recognized Tribes, Sates/ Single and never married, never given birth to a child, for more information view our web site.
    Arapaho Woman at Berkeley
    Arapaho US - Northwest
    On-line Journal of a Native graduate student attending UC,Berkeley. Addresses diversity, disability, education Issues.
    Artesanas Campesinas
    Native rural women artisans with a long handcrafts tradition; our site features the Aztec Calendar which contains much knowledge that has been lost.
    Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas de Chimborazo, La Minga
    Quechua America - South
    La Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas de Chimborazo, LA MINGA, ha venido resolviendo algunos problemas que adolecen algunos sectores de las poblaciones indígenas y campesinas de Chimborazo, a través de proyectos de educación, salud, capacitación y proyectos productivos y otros.
    CareerPlace for Aboriginal Women
    CareerPlace is the largest demographic database of qualified Aboriginal women seeking employment in Canada. Working with employers, CareerPlace assists Aboriginal women to find, maintain and progress in meaningful careers. At the same time, CareerPlace helps business and government forge stronger ties with Aboriginal communities and fulfil their personnel hiring requirements.
    Equay-wuk (Women's Group)
    Equay-wuk (Women's Group) is an aboriginal women's organization serveing women, youthand families who reside in northwestern Ontario First Nation communities. It is a non-profit incorporated (1989) organization serving 30 First Nation communities.
    History of Governmentally Coerced Sterilization - The Plight of the Native American Woman
    The purpose of this article is to trace the historical influence of governmentally funded sterilization from the beginning of the eugenics movement in the 19th century to see how this effects Native American women today. This topic will investigate the social prejudices and rationalizations for sterilization of the "less-talented" members of society advocated by the most influential social and biological scientists in American history.
    More sites on www.geocities.com
    Iewirokwas Program
    Mohawk US - Northeast
    Iewirokwas Program proposes to lay the legal,political, educational and administrative foundations of a community and culture based midwifery education and practical woman-centered family birth program.
    Inupiaq Women and Urban Life
    Inupiaq US - Alaska
    Living in Both Worlds: Inupiaq Women and Urban Life, is adapted from a 'Commentary' article by Nancy Fogel-Chance in the journal Arctic, vol 47. no.4 (December 1994). A more detailed account of this research was published in Arctic Anthropology, vol. 30, No. 1, p p. 94-108, 1993.
    More sites on www.lib.uconn.edu
    March for Haudenosaunee Women's Rights
    One role of Haudenosaunee Women in our traditional native society is, as bearers of life, to assure that a sustainable environment exists for the next Seven Generations. The Oneida Nation in New York has removed the role of Haudenosaunee women in their decision making process, even though the traditional Oneida government is a matrilineal system.
    More sites on sisis.nativeweb.org
    Métis Women's Circle
    Metis Canada
    Mission Statement: We are a circle of Métis women who support, educate, and empower our women. We acknowledge the Creator and the holistic relationship between the Earth and the gifts provided to us. Through reciprocity and the healing journey, we can help our people to reclaim and celebrate our cultures, histories, and identities.
    Missing/Murdered First Nations Women
    Ojibwe Canada
    This site addresses the estimated 500 Missing or Murdered First Nations women in Canada, most of which remain UNSOLVED. PLEASE support us an sign our online petition to the Government of Canada! Miigwetch!
    Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
    Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, the Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto offers a variety of services: employment related, mental health counselling, literacy and internet access, Ojibwe classes, shower/laundry and clothing program, and parenting support.
    Niagara Chapter of Native Women
    Niagara Chapter is part of the Ontario Native Women’s Association. ONWA represents Aboriginal Women and their families in matters that affect them daily, such as: educational, political, justice, economic and social issues. Regular gatherings with the other 84 Local chapters throughout Ontario provides opportunities to pass on teachings, share ideas and skills, plan, develop and manage self projects, political strategy, and economic development.
    Osage Dances
    Osage US - Southeast
    Site dedicated to Osage dancing and powwows and a small section devoted to Osage Tribal Princesses
    More sites on hometown.aol.com
    Reclaiming the Word "Squaw" in the Name of the Ancestors
    Abenaki US - Northeast
    by Marge Bruchac; "Squaw - a phoenetic rendering of an Algonkian word - means the totality of being female. It is our word for woman, and it is not to be used as an insult!"
    More sites on www.nativeweb.org
    Right Livelihood Award - Mary and Carrie Dann
    Shoshone US - Southwest
    Mary and Carrie Dann are traditional Western Shoshone women and the major leaders in their people's political and legal battle to retain their ancestral lands.
    Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Quiche Mayan
    Maya America - Central
    Through her life story, which was published as I, Rigoberta Menchú and a film entitled When the Mountains Tremble, which illustrates the struggles and sufferings of the Maya people. Menchú also became well known in the Western world as an advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation. Rigoberta Menchú accepted the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize in the name of all indigenous people.
    Sawnet - South Asian Women's Network
    Sawnet (South Asian Women's NETwork) is a forum for those interested in South Asian women's issues.
    Sinai Bedouin
      Europe & Russia
    I clearly remember my most intense moment of culture shock while first living with a Sinai Bedouin family as a teenage anthropology student in the late 1970s.
    Tibetan Women's Association
    Tibetan Women's Association is a non-governmental organization based in Dharamsala, India and has over 37 branches in India and abroad. Amongst the major concerns of the Organization are: Violations of Tibetan Women's Rights in Tibet, especially their reproductive rights. Increasing torture and imprisonment of Tibetan women. Discrimination against Tibetans in education, health and employment in Tibet.
    Voices From the Gaps
    In instructional site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color.
    Waneek Horn-Miller
    Mohawk Canada - Eastern
    An Olympic Athlete from the Mohawk Nation Faces Racism and Discrimination by Water Polo Canada leading to legal action.
    Women and Girls' Tech Up
      US - West
    Women and Girls’ Tech Up, a collaboration of sixteen California women and girls’ organizations, recently unveiled www.techup.org, a webzine that showcases key discussion topics and creative work from an 18-month electronic conference.
    Women in the Ancient Near East
    A Select Bibliography of Recent Sources in The Oriental Institute Research Archives Compiled by Terry G. Wilfong
    More sites on www-oi.uchicago.edu
    Women Serving on Southern Ute Tribal Council
    More sites on www.southern-ute.nsn.us
    WomenSpirit Coalition
      US - Northwest
    We are one of several Tribal Coalitions across the United States that strives to provide a voice for Native women and their families who have suffered beacuse of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and stalking. Our philosophy is relected in support for the sovereignty of Native women; focuses on safety of Indian women; offender, system and community accountability; validates the voice and experience of battered women and includes advocacy and social change activity.
    Yeye Mi
    Yeye Mi is a Healing Woman's Collective. The website contains some information and links about Yorubas, native Americans, and other indigenous cultures.

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