Washington had a first last week, the swearing in of one new state senator, Claudia Kauffman. She’s the first Native American woman to be elected to that body.
“Where are your women?” is a question that this nation is slowly answering with a “here.” It’s a question that shrinks in relevance every time a first disappears: speaker of the U.S. House, check. Vice president, president, inevitable.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here