Native Women in Film & Television, Inc. is a Resource for Native Women’s Rights, is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for American Indian & Indigenous women, encouraging the creative narrative by native women, exploring and empowering portrayals of women in all forms of global media, expanding empowerment initiatives for native women and girls, in the arts, media, social justice, civic engagement, economic empowerment, research, training and international relations, NWIF serves under its fiscal partner American Indian & Indigenous Arts & Culture non-profit organization Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI).
In June 2016, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center staff and board members attended the first United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC. Advancing the status of women was the main theme as various speakers presented on their area of work. Speakers included President Barrack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Mechelle Obama and television star Oprah Winfrey. Hundreds of organizations took the pledge including NIWRC!
The United State of Women created a short video that inspired and moved the audience at the summit. Not seeing any Native women represented in the video, it was then, that Native Women in Film & Television and National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center collaborated to produce a short video and PSA campaign, featuring Native Women at the summit.
Join the movement, make a pledge and upload your photo or video, sharing your tribe and statement of unity on social media using #UnitedStateofNativeWomen.