Andy Jackson recognized as Michiana Women Leader

On each Women’s Equality Day (August 26) since 2014, the Michiana Women Leaders project has spotlighted women in the region who have blazed new trials, been relentless advocates, guided the community through changes and dedicated their lives to caring for others. Organizers had observed that the local historical record doesn’t adequately represent the contribution of women and were seeking to change that.

This year Andy Jackson, Tribal Council member at large, domestic violence awareness advocate, and one of the originators and organizers behind the Band’s annual women’s water walk, was among the dozen honorees.

An exhibit featuring photographs of and stories from each of the honorees will be on display at the Civil Rights Heritage Center in South Bend for the next few weeks.