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Anishinaabe Way: The Inherent Right of Sovereignty, Part 6

Tribal governance, like tribal sovereignty is a dynamic process. In this segment, Grand Portage community leader April McCormick, former Fond du Lac Tribal Chair Karen Diver and Nevada Littlewolf, Virginia City Councilor and Executive Director of Rural and American Indigenous Leadership (RAIL) discuss the role that women play in tribal leadership and the reasons why there is a high percentage of women leaders who have historically and currently served as Tribal Chairs throughout the eleven MN reservations. They also discuss some of the cultural factors that might contribute to strong women's participation in elected leadership throughout Anishinaabe communities.

(Photo: untitled, courtesy of Ivy Vainio)