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Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

 It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18

Indigenous women from across North America stand on the frontline of ongoing action to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They stand to protect the Earth, water, global climate, and the sacred sites, Indigenous rights and communities of the region.

With conviction and care, the women convey that protecting water and sacred places has always been their traditional role as women, and they are taking a fierce stand to ensure a healthy life for generations to come.

"It is so important for us all to stand with Standing Rock and help them succeed in stopping this pipeline, because this is not just about Standing Rock, this is about all nations around the world, including the non-natives, this affects everyone from East to West." — Smiles for the People, Rosebud Sioux Peoples of South Dakota

With conviction and care, the women convey that protecting water and sacred places has always been their traditional role as women, and they are taking a fierce stand to ensure a healthy life for generations to come.

They speak of the need for ceaseless action for Indigenous sovereignty; for a new relationships between Native communities, governments and corporations; and for a paradigm of socio-ecological balance based on respect for women and the Earth. These things are inseparable, they explain—when there is respect for women, there is respect for water, and there is respect for life.


 A pregnant woman leaves a trail of burning sage smoke as she walks past a row of law enforcement personnel standing guard in Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota

Lauren Howland (Jicarilla Apache of Dulce, New Mexico)—International Indigenous Youth council member Emily Arasim

Resistance is survival for Indigenous women Guatemala


 Indigenous Women of the Americas Protecting Mother Earth

 Jingle Dancers at Standing Rock

Mi'kmaq women anti-fracking protest

Māori Women Haka at Standing Rock



Native American grandmother, one of the final 47 who stood strong at Standing Rock ~ Regina Brave. 

Tania Aubid 

  Northern Peru: Police hold off indigenous women at San Juan de Canaris, protesting the invasive mining by Canadian company, Candente Copper.

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