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Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations

43408 Oodena Drive

Onamia, Minnesota 56359

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Chairperson

Yurok Tribe

President

National Congress of American Indians

Vice President

Union Bank Chairperson at

Affiliations

Founding Member
Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods

Board Member
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Moderator
Vice-Chairwoman

Chair of the Indian Law Resource Center's Board of Directors
NCAI Presidency

Board Member
Festival

Education

Oregon State University

AA degree

Charter High School

Web References (181 Total References)


High-Spirited, Packed-House RES Kicks Off in Vegas | NCAIED

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Susan Masten, vice chair of the NCAIED and vice chair of the Yurok Tribe, introduced Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), who presented the Congressional Lifetime Achievement Award to Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) "This award is given to a member of Congress in recognition of heir support of American Indian businesses and economic development in our tribal communities and Alaskan villages.

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Introducing this tear's awardee is one of Indian country's champions," Masten said of Young, a previous recipient of the award.


Lunar Eclipse « PagansWorld.org

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Finally our women - the life givers, culture bearers and caregivers of our nations - have a national voice," said Susan Masten, co-president of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, who co-chaired the caucus with NCAI Secretary Juana Majel Dixon.


NCAIED Board Of Directors | NCAIED

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Susan Masten

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Susan Masten
Vice Chairwoman
For 27 years, Susan Masten has advocated for the rights of Native People in her community and across the nation. Her life of public service began when she was elected one of the original Presidents of the Native American Student Association at Oregon State University. After graduation, she returned home to the Reservation and found herself on the front lines of the salmon wars, a battle to protect her people's natural resources, cultural identity, tradition and fishing rights. Susan Masten was instrumental in securing the Yurok's rights to the Klamath River Basin, which were reaffirmed in her uncles' U. S. Supreme Court case Mattz v. Arnet.
Susan Masten is the founder and Co-President of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) 2004, and she is also a founding member of the Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods High School, which will open its doors to students in the fall of 2005 in Klamath, California. At home, Susan Masten is active in traditional Yurok practicesincluding fishing on the Klamath River and caring for her family's basket collection and dance regalia. She lives with her husband, Leonard, and has a son, Greg and a daughter, Crystal and is the proud grandmother of eight.


Group seeks solidarity among Indian women

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Susan Masten

MINNEAPOLIS - When Susan Masten first campaigned to lead California's Yurok tribe, she was up against five men. One told her she wasn't qualified because she was still "playing with Barbie dolls."
"No one would make that kind of remark about a tribal male," Masten recalled.
Though she lost that race, Masten went on to victory in 1997. But she never forgot the insult.
Since then, Masten said she's been intent on helping American Indian women establish their own network, supporting each other for jobs, working to get each other elected, even buying goods and services from each other.
Last year, when her term as chairwoman expired, she founded the group Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, which begins a national, three-day conference in Minneapolis Thursday.
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Masten, who is past president of the National Congress of American Indians, said she hopes the women at the conference will learn to back each other up when they run into trouble.
She recalled talking several years ago with a male tribal leader and several women. When one of the women criticized the man, another man in the tribe approached them.
"The male came up and said, 'You're not going to talk about him that way, he works very hard and he doesn't deserve for anyone to say anything about it,'" Masten said.
She said that's what she wants to have happen with women someday.
"We're the ones who give life, and we're the ones who have a vision for creating a better place for our children," Masten said.


Susan Masten : Vice ...

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Susan Masten : Vice Chairwoman

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Susan Masten : Vice Chairwoman
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Susan Masten
Vice Chairwoman
For 27 years, Susan Masten has advocated for the rights of Native People in her community and across the nation. Her life of public service began when she was elected one of the original Presidents of the Native American Student Association at Oregon State University. After graduation, she returned home to the Reservation and found herself on the front lines of the salmon wars, a battle to protect her people's natural resources, cultural identity, tradition and fishing rights. Susan Masten was instrumental in securing the Yurok's rights to the Klamath River Basin, which were reaffirmed in her uncles' U. S. Supreme Court case Mattz v. Arnet.
Susan Masten is the founder and Co-President of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) 2004, and she is also a founding member of the Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods High School, which will open its doors to students in the fall of 2005 in Klamath, California. At home, Susan Masten is active in traditional Yurok practicesincluding fishing on the Klamath River and caring for her family's basket collection and dance regalia. She lives with her husband, Leonard, and has a son, Greg and a daughter, Crystal and is the proud grandmother of eight.

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