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147 North Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States

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October 2017

Rising from Invisibility: Indigenous Arizona Women in Charge of Themselves – Prescott

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Smoki Museum, 147 North Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In many Southwestern matrifocal cultures, Indigenous women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values. Among some tribal cultures, rites of passage celebrate female creativity and the transformative nature of women, hence there was not a need for the concept of feminism. Nevertheless, Indigenous women’s lives remain invisible and stereotyped by Hollywood. This talk presents how Indigenous women have contributed in significant ways, not only to their tribal nations, but also…

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