Sinema Backs Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Native Women During Women’s History Month

Mar 31, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution honoring Native women during National Women’s History Month.
“Native women have long been effective leaders and too often have been overlooked for their achievements and contributions. We’re honoring Native women like Annie Dodge Wauneka who worked to eliminate tuberculosis from the Navajo Nation, Diane Humetewa, the first Native American woman and ASU Law graduate to serve as a U.S. federal judge, and so many more,” said Sinema.
The Senate’s bipartisan resolution honors American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women who helped shape the history of their communities, Tribes, and the United States. In the resolution, the Senate honors the contributions of Native women through military service, public service, business, education, science, medicine, literature, and fine arts.
More than 6,000 Native women serve as members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and more than 17,000 Native women are veterans who have made lasting contributions to the U.S. military.
Sinema recently supported Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation as U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
Click HERE to read the Senate’s bipartisan resolution.