For the next of our Messenger Stories, we would like to introduce Wilma Pearl Mankiller.
Wilma Pearl Mankiller came from a storied past, but also created a great story for herself. Her ancestors were forced torelocate to the Indian Territory over the Trail of Tears and her parents lived on their allotment known as Mankiller.
She was forever changed by the occupation of Alcatraz and, inspired by the women’s movement, she got more involved in activism for women and Native Americans. While in San Francisco she served as the director of Oakland’s Native American Youth center, she believed in restoring pride in Native Heritage. She also advocated for tribal sovereignty and treaty rights. … More