As Native women in the United States experience some of the highest rates of violent victimization for stalking and sex trafficking, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) strongly supports the efforts to raise awareness of these crimes and offer resources to support survivors.
Celebrating and taking action on Native women’s equal pay day
By Sana Mamtaney To make the same amount that white, non-Hispanic males were paid in 2021, Native women had to work until today, November 30, 2022. It takes 22 months, nearly two years, for a Native woman to earn what a white man makes in just a year. That’s why today is Native Women’s Equal … Continue reading Celebrating and taking action on Native women’s equal pay day
Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day
If you want to provide further support, you can contribute to other charities and causes that support Indigenous people and communities. See our list for some recommendations!
Must Reads for Native American Heritage Month
Want to confront colonialism with your bookcase? These are some must reads we have for Native American Heritage Month.
Two-Spirited: Decolonizing gender norms
“In my culture we have people who dress half-man, half-woman. Winkte, we call them in our language. If you are Winkte, that is an honorable term and you are a special human being and among my nation and all Plains people, we consider you a teacher of our children and are proud of what and who you are.”
Sustainability within Indigenous history and communities & what we can learn
For Native American History Month, we’ll be highlighting some of the issues the indigenous communities of the United States are dealing with, how we can support them, and how we can learn from them.