The Kwek Society, founded in 2018 by CPN District 2 Legislator and humanitarian immigration lawyer Eva Marie Carney, is a nonprofit organization addressing period poverty in Indian Country. In 2022, the organization surpassed 1,000,000 supplies delivered, expanded partnerships and received notable media coverage of their work.
In November 2019, the Reykjavík Global Forum Women Leaders presented The Kwek Society (Kwe’k means “women” in Potawatomi) with the Power, Together award in Iceland for its work reducing period poverty for Native American youth.
The Kwek Society’s work positively influences women and girls across the continent every day. Because of this, the sisters’ personal experience and their connections as Bourbonnais and Tescier descendants inspired them to complete the moon time bag project, making hundreds of satchels to assist fellow Native American women and girls.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 2 Legislator Eva Marie Carney combined her annual contest and food to bring people together in 2018. From January to April, she collected recipes aimed at feeding large groups of people. She intended to fill a cookbook and send it to Tribal members as an end-of-year gift, similar to what she Read More »
Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Report on our Birmingham meeting About 50 of us met at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in mid-March to tour the exhibits and then meet in the BCRI Community Room for a family meeting and lunch. The exhibits were challenging and thought-provoking, and the meeting and lunch were good family Read More »