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November 2021

More than Pocahontas and Squaws: Indigenous Women Coming into Visibility with Laura Tohe

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AZ United States

This visual presentation shows how Indigenous American women have contributed service to Arizona and the US, yet remain invisible in the media and stereotyped in early films. Nevertheless, they have been honored in all areas of public service—law, medicine, literature, military, education, and activism with awards such as, the Presidential Freedom, the McArthur (genius award), among others. Among some traditional tribal cultures, women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values.…

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