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The Women of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

Claradina Soto, Toni Handboy, Ruth Supranovich and Eugenia L. Weiss

in Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century

Published in print November 2019 | ISBN: 9780190927097
Published online October 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190927127 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190927097.003.0005

Series: Interpersonal Violence

The Women of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

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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

Chapter.  9244 words. 

Subjects: Organizations ; Community Development ; Social Work and Crime and Justice

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