Indigenous Women Join Thousands of Others for Women’s March on Washington

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 23rd, 2017 Last Updated on: April 14th, 2019

Over the weekend my newsfeed was inundated with photos, videos and updates of the Women's March on Washington, as well as many of the sister marches across the world. It was very inspiring to see my sisters to the South marching in Houston and Austin, Texas. My heart swelled with pride as I saw my sisters to the West marching in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. And right here in Chicago, one of the largest marches outside of Washington D.C., we had thousands in the streets, not celebrating a World Series win, but making sure their voices will be heard in the new administration.

On Saturday, January 21st, women from all over the country met up in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington, and the Native ladies were represented with the Indigenous Women Rise group. Indigenous Rising Media was there at the event and interviewed people at the march.

Let's all keep the momentum going! Make sure you keep voting in your local races. It's important who you choose to represent you in Washington D.C. Keep writing and calling your tribal leaders, senator, congressman, etc. for issues that are important to you and your community.

For more great coverage of the event check out https://www.facebook.com/indigenouswomenrise/.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Bill Fisher

It is rare I my experience to see anyone who isn’t a professional political hack make such a determined effort to sound and appear so foolish.

Young lady (I hope), have you purposefully given up your own mind’s ability to think and reason for yourself? Did the Sooners teach you that to succeed you subtlety had to denigrate your own reasoning capacities to their G”roup Think” of your “betters” in the silly Ledt?
They TRIED to do that with me at OU in the early 70’s but I told my Professors I can think for myself.
At least they were honest enough back then to admit they were Marxists.
You’ve fallen slave to this temporary world system’s lies and assimilation of singular thought, directed and led by groups I hope you have no awareness of.
It appears this was in an attempt to appear “cool” or “wise”. If so, you failed. I’m sad to see so many of my friends fall for one of the oldest seductions on Earth, known to Man. And that’s a generic term for mankind of both chromosomal structures, of which statistically there is only two- one or the other, male or female- not a blending of the two in one person.
That was Designed for the different two to become one flesh.
Obviously, you do what you wish herein America, but to identify with the fools who made themselves pitiful spectacles in your “sister’s” marches speaks more about yourself than any other person, whether Trump or the goofy woman movie star shrieking about her menstual experiences.
You can do better. You can BE better.


We Native Americans must stay united now and in the future and never forget the past. Dianamaria cherokee.

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