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.
Tribal member and Oklahoma State University student Lauren Anderson took matters into her own hands to help children in OKDHS custody in worn out or ill-fitting shoes and started the nonprofit Foster Feet.
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 was inspired to start a nonprofit to supply Native American students with menstrual hygiene products at school to keep them in class while on their period.