Working. Native American women running for national office.
Another spreadsheet. (And, yes, please help me complete the picture …)
There has never been an American Indian or Alaska Native woman elected to Congress. By my count: At least eight women have run … Jeanne Givens (Idaho), Ada Deer (Wisconsin), Kalyn Free (Oklahoma), Diane Benson (Alaska), Mary Kim Titla (Arizona, Rep. Wenona Benally (Arizona), Victoria Steele (Arizona) and Denise Juneau (Montana).
Who have I missed? Any thoughts? Working on a graphic and a story. #DisruptIndianCountry
DRAFT / elected Native legislators
Spreadsheet via Google Fusion tables
Note: Fusion tables are cool. There are three tabs. The first is a spread sheet, second is note cards, and tab three is the interactive map. Here is the link:
Link for the interactive version of this graphic. (Way cooler than just the picture.)
Montana’s Native candidates for legislature, Congress
The Montana Dozen. (Updated with results of primary election)
Native candidates in Oklahoma
Tribal leaders list
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs
How much? A history of BIA spending
My goal is to add together all federal programs and build this into a graphic chart of some kind.