It is our belief that one cannot understand America without understanding Native Americans. One cannot understand Native America without understanding the historical, political and cultural role that Native American women have played and continue to play in indigenous life.
Native Daughters is a two-year project from the first meeting to the finished magazine and website, involving five University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors and about 30 students. The idea stemmed from several brainstorming sessions among professors looking for a new way to tell an older story about indigenous America.
The magazine and website products were broken down into three semesters of work: Spring ’09 involving content producers traveling to Pine Ridge during spring break for grass roots reporting; Fall ’09 involving students writing stories, shooting photos/video and creating new media; Spring ’10 involving students editing and pulling together content to produce the finished printed and digital products.