Elizabeth Cady Stanton once said, “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” Lakota model and martial artist Patty Stein (pictured above), who has experience with the Egyptian-based Tahrir Bodyguard, will be teaching self-defense to Native American women between July 1st and September 15th, 2013 at the top 10 most populated reservations and 10 more that face serious justice problems. Women in Indian Country can finally count on equality under the law thanks to VAWA, however I think we all know there is ALWAYS more to be desired when it comes to the American justice system. Arming Sisters, which is still seeking donations, will be giving two six-hour lessons at each reservation followed by four hours of application. The goal is to make sure every woman who attends will master 10 simple moves she can use for the rest of her life. So far there are 8 locations in the United States: Navajo Nation, Pawnee Nation, Haskell Indian University, Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, Fond du Lac Reservation, Blackfeet Nation, Rosebud Sioux, and Pine Ridge, as well as locations in Seattle and New Mexico coming soon!
*Full Story Here: (http://boingboing.net/2013/03/13/arming-sisters-a-crowdfunded.html)
**Arming Sisters Donate Here: (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arming-sisters)
Source: Andrew Vondall, Georgetown University, Native American Club News