Native Women of Courage

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Native Women of Courage profiles ten outstanding women leaders in the Native community. All of these successful, trailblazing women are stellar role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America. From heroines of the past to women making history today, this exciting work of non-fiction reminds readers of the extraordinary contributions of Native American women to our daily lives and to our country's social fabric.

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabeg) - Author, environmentalist, vice-presidential candidate
Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute) - First Native American woman to write and publish a book
Maria Tallchief (Osage) - Prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Mary Kim Titla (Apache) - First Native American television news reporter in Arizona
Sandra Lovelace Nicholas (Maliseet) - Petitioned the United Nations on behalf of First Nations women's rights, and won
Susan Aglukark (Inuit) - Singer/songwriter and winner of 3 Juno music awards
Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee) - First women Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Susan Rochon-Burnett (Metis) - First women to be granted a Canadian FM broadcasting license
Lorna B. Williams (Lif'wat First Nation) - Educator who developed native curriculum for First Nations schools in Canada
Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake (Mohawk) - Author and early advocate for Native women's rights

The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers.

High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs.

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