About Us


The American Indian Women of Proud Nations support  American Indian women’s efforts to build healthier lives for  themselves, their families, and their communities in a spirit of  holistic inquiry and empowerment.


The American Indian Women of Proud Nations strives  to incorporate Indigenous cultural traditions, language, history, and  values to build intergenerational relationships and networks locally,  regionally, and globally, and to develop a movement-building framework  for collaborative leadership in five vital areas: education, community,  health, spirituality, and economic development.


  • Educate and empower young  American Indian college and high school students to achieve excellence and  embrace the challenges of the 21st century by providing scholarship,  advocacy, supportive environments, role models and mentors.
  • Educate teachers and the  public about what we value and articulate concerns dealing with American Indian  history and culture.
  • Address issues that impact  the educational development of American Indian children and adolescents.
  • Understand the complexity  of American Indian community problems and develop culturally competent efforts  to solve these problems.
  • Increase the self-efficacy  of American Indian women as agents of change in the educational,  entrepreneurial, and political arenas.
  • Address the holistic (mind,  body and spirit) needs of American Indian mothers and wives.