Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
The recent Women’s Safety Summit highlighted Australia’s problem with gender-based violence. However, violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is still not being addressed.
There is an urgent need to address the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and children. Australia has been silent on these issues for too long.
Built on historical research, this article tells the resilient, fascinating and rarely told history of Indigenous women’s organizing and resistance in Saskatchewan.