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Dawneena "Dawni" Squirrel is a Cultural Outreach Officer with the Cherokee Nation. She travels around the country with the Cherokee Nation to work with Cherokee citizens living everywhere from California to Washington DC. Dawneena is a well respected leader in the Cherokee Nation Reservation and Oklahoma where she is a staunch supporter of women's rights. Dawneena serves on the board of the Cherokee Nation ᏌᏊ ᎠᏥᎸᎢ One Fire Victim Services. ONE FIRE stands for Our Nation Ending Fear, Intimidation, Rape, and Endangerment. Dawneena is also a stomp dancer maintains Cherokee traditions in her work and way of living.

Here is a snippet of Dawni speaking to NPR.

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