Articles written by Kb Schaller

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 By KB Schaller    Life Story 

Danielle Palomino

On May 6, 1946, the Church of the Indian Fellowship (CIF) was organized in Washington State's Puyallup (People of the Clear Salt Water) Reservation as a Presbyterian mission founded... — Updated 3/26/2024

 By KB Schaller    Life Story

LeeAnn Dreadfulwater, b. 3/3/1962

LeeAnn Dreadfulwater could be described as a woman who "wears many hats." Although little is shared via the media regarding her family and personal life, LeeAnn does not mind... — Updated 1/22/2024

 By KB Schaller    Life Story

Mary L. Smith

The American Bar Association (ABA) made history in 2023 when it installed Mary L. Smith as its first ever female Native American president. Prior to Smith's election to the... — Updated 12/1/2023


Champion of Indigenous victims of sexual violence

White Earth Reservation member Nicole Matthews (Anishinabe) received her Bachelor of Science degree in applied psychology, in human relations and multicultural education from St.... — Updated 11/14/2016

 By KB Schaller    Features

Irene Bedard

*The voice and model for animated movie Pocahontas. *Named by People Magazine, "One of the World's Most Beautiful People". Irene Bedard (Métis/Cree/Inuit) was born in Anchorage... — Updated 5/12/2015

 By KB Schaller    Life Story

Alaska's "Rosa Parks": Alberta Schenck (1928-2009)

Alberta Daisy Schenck was born in Nome, Alaska, to Albert Schenck, a Euro-American Army veteran of World War One, and Mary Pushruk-Schenck of Native Inupiat heritage. Although... — Updated 3/15/2015

 By KB Schaller    Features

The '60s "Baby Scoop": A stolen son finds his way home

"The hardest thing I ever did in my whole life was to grow up." -Wayne William Smoke-Snellgrove The tone of my friend Beaded Wing's email was excited: "You really need to talk to th... — Updated 1/17/2015


Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (1922-2011)

• Inducted by the governor into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame • Received presidential appointment to the National Congress on Indian Opportunity. • Co-founder, Chickee Indep... — Updated 1/17/2015


Susan LaFleche-Picotte

This article by KB Schaller is first in a series that will focus on the achievements of Native American Women. When most Americans think of visiting a physician for an ailment,... — Updated 3/17/2013


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