Happy International Women’s Day! Did you know there are 574 federally recognized Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska in the United States? Did you know that each Native Nation is a sovereign nation, with its own language, culture, teachings, spiritual practices, tribal government, court system, and more?
The American Indian College Fund works with Native women from these tribal nations to ensure their access to a higher education. They have gone on to work as tribal leaders, nurses, doctors, computer programmers, actors, artists, lawyers, teachers, chemists, astronauts, ranchers, farmers, singers, writers, social workers, spiritual leaders, botanists, construction workers, truck drivers, and political leaders, just to name a few. Native women also serve in important roles outside of their careers in their communities as grandmothers, mothers, aunties, sisters, and daughters.
We celebrate the strong Native women in our communities from the Native nations in the United States and Indigenous cultures from around the globe.