Happy Native Heritage Day/Month/Year/Life !!! Here at Powwows.com, Native Heritage Day is everyday so we've decided to celebrate notable Native women thru a photo series campaign called, “5 Native Women to Know” ! These ladies have made significant strides in their respective disciplines and represent many of our at-large leaders in Indian Country. We know we can't possibly give props to everyone so …. we ask all of you to take a moment to go on Facebook and personally recognize all the awesome Indigenous women who've made a positive impact in your lives!
In case some of you missed our, “5 Native Women to Know” , photo campaign on our social media platforms, heres a quick recap!
Bethany Yellowtail (Northern Cheyenne & Crow) CEO/Designer, is the next big break out fashion designer coming out of Indian Country, picked by Anna Wintour, “to attend a panel discussion on diversity within the fashion industry” . Bethany, “encourages Indigenous people to be proud of their identity and fight for positive change” , (latimes.com). Make it work Bethany! #byellowtail #nativedesigner #fashionista #nativebusiness
Photo credit: Echo+Earl
Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska (Couchiching First Nation) Attorney/Activist, is currently the National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, an organization that address the needs of the Native environmental movement, most notably she was one of the faces/speakers for #NODAPL #honortheearth #nativeactivist
Earlier this year, Sarain Fox (Anishnabe) Actress/Dancer/Activist, was catapulted into everyone's home living room as the host of the VICE network series called, “Rise” , which explored different issues facing contemporary Indigenous people. When she's not busy reppin her people, you can find her modeling and working as an up-and-coming clothing designer. #nativeactress #nativeinspired #firstnation#aboriginalbeauty
Joy Harjo (Muscogee) Poet/Musician/Teacher, there's a good chance if you studied Native American Literature in college, you came across the distinctive prose of Joy Harjo, whose literary work has influenced new Native writers & artist alike. In one of her most famous poems, “She had some horses” , she uses the horse to represent the endurance and resilience of Indigenous women. #aho #nativewriter #educator#nativeinspired
Kandi Mossett (3 Affiliated Tribes) Advocate/Activist/Educator, has a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and has used every ounce of that education to fight for the #NODAPL movement, she's passionate, motivated and gives a voice for all those who can't speak. #nativeactivist #7thgeneration #waterislife #mniwiconi #earthwoman
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