Resistance

Indigenous Women Warriors are the Heart of Indigenous Resistance

Indigenous women have always played a central role in our Nations as life-givers – bridging the spirit and human worlds to nurture a baby into adulthood with the help of large extended families. It is one of the most important roles in Indigenous nation-building, but it is not the only one held by Indigenous women. Traditionally, Indigenous women also acted as interpreters, negotiators, political advisors and strategists, leaders, decision-makers and warriors. While our Nations were diverse and had varied traditions and practices, Indigenous women may have also been involved in picking the leaders, head warriors or making decisions related to land use and hunting/trading areas...