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Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st CenturyA Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times$
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Kristen Zaleski, Annalisa Enrile, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Xiying Wang

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190927097

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190927097.001.0001

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The Women of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

The Women of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

Portrayals of Historical Trauma and Healing

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Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century

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Ruth Supranovich

Eugenia L. Weiss

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This chapter describes the impact of colonialism on indigenous women with a focus on the experience of the Lakota women on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. It explores the experiences of indigenous women as related to history, culture, intrapersonal violence, and internalized oppression. A case study of a Lakota woman is provided as an example of strength and triumph in overcoming adversity and being empowered despite the challenges of marginalization faced by many Native Americans in the United States and indigenous women throughout the world. The chapter discusses how readers can be advocates and actively engage in decolonizing and dismantling systems of oppression to protect future generations and to allow indigenous communities to heal and revitalize.

Keywords:   indigenous, Lakota, colonialism, patriarchy, oppression, empowerment, Native American women

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