Providing Access to Period Supplies in Indian Country

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Eva Marie Carney–a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation headquartered in Shawnee, Oklahoma, as well as a member of the Tribal Legislature–helped create the Kwek Society, a nonprofit that sends encouragement and period supplies to menstruating people in Native communities.

“A nonprofit organization looks to foster dignity and provide education to menstruators in Indigenous schools and communities throughout North America. Even before the pandemic exacerbated inequities, one in five teens in the U.S. struggled to afford period products or were not able to purchase them at all.”