A recent article in the New York Times begins with the following lines:
"Over the past 12 months, Native American politicians, artists and academics have made uncommon gains. Indeed, Native American women helped to make 2018 the Year of the Woman."
The author goes on to provide examples, including Illinois sociology and law professor Rebecca Sandefur of the Chickasaw tribe, who received a MacArthur Foundation Award late last year for her work in the field.
The article is a book review of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer, which attempts to provide an alternative version of Native American history. The reviewer mentions the recent achievements of Native women to "underscore the rising power of American Indians over the past two generations."
Read the full article at NYT.com.