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MAKING HISTORY: Rebecca Adamson & The Civil Rights Movement for Native Americans

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. We begin with the the passing of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 as told through MAKER Rebecca Adamson.

Rebecca Adamson is a global activist for indigenous people who, thanks to her and fellow activists' work, pressed Congress to pass the landmark Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Native American people could now operate their own schools, and since its passing, more than seventy schools have taken charge of their own operations.

In Adamson's own words:

"This was the Civil Rights Movement for Indian People."