Group 13 Women Who Rock Live Blog #1

The Women Who Rock Conference has begun! Cecile Ann Hansen is the chair of the Duwamish tribe. She fought many injustices towards the Duwamish tribe, such as the loss of traditional lands and the loss of fishing rights. The Women Who Rock conference started out with a blessing from her, which is inspirational coming from somebody with so much history and relations to the Native Americans of Washington. This relates to the idea of giving everybody a voice. The Native Americans have a history of being suppressed by others and the government, so it’s important to hear what Cecile Hansen has to say and share in her experiences. Although she is not a woman rocker, she relates to the theme of claiming space in the changing city of Seattle. Despite Seattle evolving, she strives to get her voice out there and have others share in the important tradition of the Duwamish tribe.


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