What happens when Indigenous nations do not have written policy to ensure the well-being of their people, and more specifically, policy that ensures the safety of the most vulnerable, including women in the community? What are some considerations for establishment of such policy by Indigenous nations? Speaking from the standpoint of a Pueblo Indian woman from New Mexico, I explore considerations for policy development that draws from Indigenous and Pueblo core values that addresses the safety of Indigenous women affiliated with Indigenous nations and living on Indigenous lands. In this community-based commentary, I speak from my experiences as an advocate for Indigenous women’s rights worldwide, from my epistemological roots as a Kewa woman, and as an attorney-scholar-researcher.
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Bird, Peggy L..
"Ensuring the Well-Being of Pueblo and Indigenous Women Through Policy and Practice,"
International Journal of Human Rights Education, 3(1)
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