American Indian female leadership

Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox, Eileen Luna-Firebaugh, Caroline Williams

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In the United States, an increasing number of American Indian women are accepting leadership roles in various capacities in and outside of Indian communities. This article presents findings from a two part study of American Indian female leadership administered in 2006-2007. Questionnaires were sent to 500 tribal governments, urban organizations and tribal higher educational institutions to get an overall picture of female leadership. Surveys were administered to American Indian female leaders at a focus group to determine the impact of ethnicity, gender and culture upon leadership. The responses showed the influence of ethnicity and culture on American Indian women’s leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-99
Number of pages18
JournalWicazo Sa Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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