April 5, 2021

Like the drum, Native American women are the heartbeat of their Oklahoma communities

Author: Melissa Rosenfelt

Special to Oklahoman
When a Native American woman realizes the power of her voice and her passion, she can never be silenced.
Although Native American women represent 6% of Oklahoma’s population, this small group of women carry generations of traditions, culture and knowledge that have ensured the survival of Native American identities since the beginning of colonization.
At the heart of Native American communities is the drum, which represents the supple, strong heartbeat that flows through Ind