By Tilden Bird
Cheryl Cedar Face, editor of the MHA Times, was selected to attend the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C.. The event was hosted by the White House. The conference was held June 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and included empowered women from across the country.
“It is an honor to be selected to attend the United State of Women Summit,” said Cedar Face, 27. “I feel particularly honored as a Native American woman.”
Conference attendees have been selected based on their work toward gender equality and women’s rights. The summit will include breakout sessions on topics including Economic Empowerment, Educational Opportunity, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Violence Against Women.
The summit, which was the first of its kind, was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and media giant Oprah Winfrey. Other scheduled speakers included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and numerous women in the arts, media, and business.
Cedar Face has long been an advocate for women’s rights, particularly involving combating violence against Native American women. Her nomination and selection were the result of her tireless efforts toward female empowerment, and her leadership at the MHA Times.
“I feel proud to be able to work so closely with her and utilize her as a role model,” Fort Berthold Communications Enterprise receptionist, Theresa Bluestone said. “I’m really happy for her because she works really hard and it’s nice to see that work rewarded.”