North American Indians Women's Association
The North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA) is a national nonprofit incorporated in 1970 under laws of the State of Oklahoma. NAIWA in general works to promote among North American Indian people in the betterment of:
Family Life and Community
Health and Education
Awareness of Indian Culture, and
Fellowship among all people
The organization has created six geographic areas for representation and membership throughout the United States and Canada:
Northeast - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York,Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia, and the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec
Southeast - Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida
North Central - North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba
South Central - Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana
Northwest - Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta
Southwest - California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii
The annual NAIWA conferences are held in each region on a rotating basis to provide Indian women all over the country with an equal opportunity to have their voices heard.
NAIWA New Mexico Chapter
The New Mexico Chapter serves all Indian women of a federal recognized tribe in New Mexico. Over the years, the New Mexico Chapter has had 30 to more than 100 members representing women from local Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache tribes, as well as numerous tribes across the country.
Membership is open to women 18 years and older. A certificate of Indian blood is required when applying for membership.
NAIWA New Mexico Chapter Leadership
The 2022-23 NM Chapter leadership includes:
- Georgia Pedro, President
- Marita Roth, Secretary
- Stephanie Sanders, Treasurer
- Randy Pedro, Membership
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
We, North American Indian Women, with quiet dignity and pride, inherent with our heritage, unit with the determination to promote through unity of purpose the general well-being of Indian people.
To provide support to all North American Indian women