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Tribute to a Warrior Woman

March 1999

Honoring Ingrid Washinawatok, 1957-1999, co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network and Executive Director of the Fund for Four Directions.

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IHS Response Focus Group

Focus Group Details IHS Response to Reproductive Health Issues
by Gillian Ehrlich, March 1999

On February 3, 1999, the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center conducted a focus group of Native women who use Indian Health Services within the Aberdeen area of South Dakota as their primary care provider. Women from the various tribes within the Aberdeen area, ranging in age from 18 to 37 years, participated in the group. The purpose of this focus group was to gain perspectives concerning IHS’s response and treatment of Reproductive Health issues. This information will influence NAWHERC’s RTI (reproductive tract infection) education campaign.

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SisterSong Native Women's Reproductive Rights and Health Roundtable Convenes

By Amelia Chew, May 2000

In 1990, 37 women representing over 11 tribes convened in Pierre, South Dakota, and created the historic "Native American Women's Reproductive Rights Agenda." From its inception, the document has guided Native American women advocates by blazing a space for indigenous women's reproductive health concerns beyond the foci of mainstream feminist movements on abortion and contraception.

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Mascot Controversy

Charon Asetoyer, February 1999

Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center Co-Opted into Mascot Controversy with donation pledge from Chief Illiniwek support group.

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Dakota Language and Culture Immersion

by Karen Grundy & Rachel Reichlin
"Hinhanna Waste" With Good Morning!" the day begins. The Dakota Language Immersion Programs meets 3 days a week for 6 weeks during the summer months of July and August. Between 20-24 children are registered each summer and the classes are held at the Native American Women's Health Resource Center.

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