Posted November 25, 2013 by Jacqueline Pata
Native American, First People, Alaska Native, Tlingit. All of these words describe me, and none of them describe me. I am a tribal councilwoman, a mother, a daughter, a modern Native woman. I am a fighter, defender, and advocate for my people. As a Native woman, life for me is about balance just like I [...
Posted December 9, 2013 by Ruth Martin
Guess what? It’s "go time" for paid family leave! Two weeks ago I wrote to tell you that Congress was soon introducing a paid family leave bill, including maternity/paternity leave, called the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act). You can read more about this below. Now, the time has come! The FAMILY Act will be introduced by Sen. Gillibrand and [...
Posted December 9, 2013 by Rita Jensen
Cross-posted from WeNews In a one-week period last month two major developments--both tied to Women's eNews' coverage--could signal a rousing from complacency. One was a New York hearing; the other was $6 million in funding by pharmaceutical giant Merck. Credit: Timothy Wood/Code Arachnid on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Years' of complacency [...
Posted December 6, 2013 by Laetitia Mailhes
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