Native Women Speak for Themselves
A new publication, Moving Forward: the Native Women’s Reproductive Rights Agenda, presents, in their own words, native women’s views on reproductive health issues. A thought-provoking examination of how the experience of an individual woman, her family and her larger community shapes her relationship to reproduction, Moving Forward came out of a reproductive health and rights roundtable meeting convened by the Indigenous/Native American mini-community within the Sister Song Collective.
Besides sharing through words and pictures a vivid glimpse of the roundtable interactions, Moving Forward also includes recommendations for action—standard issues of access to reproductive health services and education, as well as the right of native women to be involved in reproductive health policy development. For copies of this beautifully produced report, or for more information about the program, contact The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center; PO Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356-0572. Phone: 605-487-7072; web: www.nativeshop.org.