Natives - Oratory, Quotes, Insights, or Achievements
Native Women should be treated with respect even in thought.
That was the message from a Lakota activist for women and children's rights.
This is the second in a series of videos about Tillie Black Bear, executive director and one of the founders of the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society.
For 31 years, the WBCWS has served the Lakota Sioux Rosebud Reservation in Mission, SD.
Black Bear spoke to the Northern Michigan University 2008 Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference on Sept. 23, 2008.
"When we look at who we are as woman. We really have to look at where we come from as woman. I always encourage women from other tribes to take a look at where they were before pre-European contact. What belonged to women. Tribal women had rights. We owned property. We had our children with us. Our children belonged to the women. With the impact of colonization, those rights were skewed. Because we had our white sisters coming from Europe who were the property of the men. And the children were the property of men, as well. So you had this group of people coming and interfacing with tribal women all across Turtle I sland. Whether it was the eastern coast or the western coast. And what they found there was (tribal) women who owned property ... For our white sisters, I work for equality for them."
Great womens quotes by nations: http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/ind...
Colonial & Native women
NMU Center for Native American Studies:
Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) - Northern Michigan University
Non-Profit Turtle Island Project in Munising, Michigan
Turtle Island TV (blipTV)
Turtle Island TV (youtube)
Turtle Island (myspace)
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society
Official website Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sicangu Lakota
Native Americans/European settlers:
Iroquois clan sisters and suffrages women: