Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.
“But this changed after the tribe ceded large tracts of land to the U. government in 1795.” Since the mid-1980s, though, a generation of Native women activists, lawmakers and attorneys have been changing that history and working to empower women again. Indian Country could never survive without Native women.Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.In 2014, 37% of Americans said having more people of different races marrying each other was a good thing for society, up from 24% four years earlier.But at least journalism students, instructors and state educators in Nebraska are doing something to help end America’s ignorance of Native women and the contributions they make to their communities, their tribes and to the nation as a whole.Last year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications published the magazine, . Their representation in the military is disproportionately high—and Native women are more likely to be sexually harassed, which increases their chances of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. The number of Native women applying to medical school has increased since 2003, peaking in 2007 when 77 Native women applied nationwide. In 2007, when Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet (Diné) was named president of Antioch University, she became the first American Indian woman president of a mainstream university.