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A Thousand Voices: Native Women Correct History, Reclaim Their Power. "Imagine always believing that men and women were equal," reads a portion of the trailer for a documentary by Silver Bullet Productions. It's a concept Native American women are reclaiming in a the documentary A Thousand Voices. Strong tribal women lead viewers through the history of the invasions of the American Southwest while also explaining how those invasions changed their roles as women. A Thousand Voices, a documentary by Silver Bullet Productions, a nonprofit educational film company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be shown on local New Mexico PBS stations at 7 p.m. MST today, February 19. The women in the movie will talk about boarding schools, the reaffirmation of beauty, strength, and sustaining culture and languages of New Mexican tribes.

“Each woman tells a story deeply rooted to her culture… and the ‘thousand voices’ that precede her. Watch the trailer for the movie below: The Power of Cherokee Women. In February of 1757, the great Cherokee leader Attakullakulla came to South Carolina to negotiate trade agreements with the governor and was shocked to find that no white women were present. “Since the white man as well as the red was born of woman, did not the white man admit women to their council?” Attakullakulla asked the governor.

Carolyn Johnston, professor at Eckerd College and author of Cherokee Women in Crisis; Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907, says in her book that the governor was so taken aback by the question that he took two or three days to come up with this milquetoast response: “The white men do place confidence in their women and share their councils with them when they know their hearts are good.” Europeans were astonished to see that Cherokee women were the equals of men—politically, economically and theologically. One of the hardest things for the colonists to comprehend was the Cherokee kinship system.

The American Indian Craft Book - Marz Minor - Google Books. Missouri River Plains Indian Buckskin Dress by BonniesPatternShop. Men and Women Native American Costume Sewing Pattern 5446 Simplicity. "Shit Canadians say to aboriginal women" (58) Jacqueline Buffalo-clan. 100 Years Ago: Lillian St. Cyr, First Native Star in Hollywood Feature. One hundred years ago, Winnebago actress Lillian St. Cyr became the first Native woman to star in a feature film. Cecil B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man was released to American audiences on February 23, 1914, and marked the first time a feature Western was made in what is now Hollywood. Lillian St. Cyr, known by her stage name "Princess Red Wing," played a leading role as a Ute woman caught in an ill-fated marriage with an Englishman.

"She talked about DeMille a lot," says Louis Mofsie (Winnebago) by phone from his New Jersey home. Lillian's older sister Julia St. Lillian’s Hollywood career spanned approximately 15 years, but she worked hard to promote Native culture throughout most of her 90-year life. Lillian was born on February 13, 1884, on Nebraska’s Winnebago reservation. Lillian’s parents were Julia De Cora (ca. 1846-1885), a Winnebago, and Mitchell St. "Mitchell’s mother remarried Mitchell St. (3) Patti Gee. Kind Hearted Woman | FRONTLINE. Frequently Asked Questions About “Kind Hearted Woman” April 1, 2013, 12:22 pm ET Why did Robin and her children participate in the film? How are Darian and Anthony doing? Where can I find resources for abuse survivors? Get answers to these questions and more.

An Update from the “Kind Hearted Woman” September 13, 2013, 11:08 am ET Since the April broadcast of the film, Robin Poor Bear has been sharing her story with communities across the country. Spirit Lake’s Top Federal Official Retires Amid Leadership Shakeup May 2, 2013, 12:29 pm ET · by Sarah Childress Spirit Lake’s leadership has been beset by allegations that it ignored or enabled problems of child abuse on the reservation. Spirit Lake Nation Elders Vote to Oust Tribal Council April 12, 2013, 1:53 pm ET · by Sarah Childress The elders say the council hasn’t dealt with corruption and child abuse on the North Dakota reservation. Where Tribal Justice Works April 3, 2013, 11:31 am ET · by Sarah Childress “Kind Hearted Woman” Discussion Guide. Embodying the transformation of Idle No More: In conversation with Leanne Simpson. In December 2012, the Indigenous protests known as Idle No More exploded onto the Canadian political scene, with huge round dances taking place in shopping malls, busy intersections, and public spaces across North America, as well as solidarity actions as far away as New Zealand and Gaza.

Though sparked by a series of legislative attacks on indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper, the movement quickly became about much more: Canada's ongoing colonial policies, a transformative vision of decolonization, and the possibilities for a genuine alliance between natives and non-natives, one capable of re-imagining nationhood. Throughout all this, Idle No More had no official leaders or spokespeople.

But it did lift up the voices of a few artists and academics whose words and images spoke to the movement's deep aspirations. At the height of the protests, her essay, Aambe! Maajaadaa! On extractivism Naomi: Children from parents. (8) Kundalini Awakening. Sexual violence scars Native American women - Features. White Earth Nation, Minnesota - It seems like an idyllic memory at first - hiding under a table as a small child, watching her family as they go about their business, unaware of her presence.

But quickly the memory takes a darker turn as Lisa Brunner recounts listening to the screams of her mother as her stepfather beat her, first with his hands, and then with the butt of a shotgun. "I was literally born into violence," says Brunner. In another instance, she recalls running with her mother out of their home across a field and into the woods, her stepfather screaming in the distance. "I'd found a safe haven," Brunner says.

"I would take her into the woods, and she would pass out. And I'd sit and listen for his screams all night. " Brunner, who was sexually abused throughout her childhood by multiple people, now works as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in her community, the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, and other Native American communities around the US. Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside.