Jennie Seminole Parker | Otse’eme | Cheyenne

Jennie Seminole Parker (Northern Cheyenne) is from the Tongue River area of Ashland, Montana.  Her Cheyenne name, Otse’eme, translates into “Brave Woman.” She is a Sundance Woman who stands strong in her belief that ceremonies help heal the people and the land. Jennie is fluent in the Cheyenne language and …

Onita Bush | Ognaahaado | Cherokee

Carrying a wealth of traditional knowledge, Onita provides culture-based care for her remote rural community. Her work sheds light on the ways Indigenous and Western practices, often regarded as opposing forces, can complement one another.  Onita’s knowledge of Native plants for medicinal purposes and nutrition has made her an invaluable …

Kathleen Sanchez | Wan Povi | Tewa

Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez is a spirit-rooted, Tewa-speaking social activist, community educator, and a third-generation traditional potter from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico.  In 1989 she co-founded Tewa Women United, a collective effort of Native women concerned by the very personal, traumatic effects of colonization. Together the women …