Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

In honour of International Rural Women’s Day, this episode of Great Woman Theory discusses the life of Lyda Conley, member of the Wyandot Nation, lawyer, activist, and guardian of indigenous land rights. Lyda’s fight to protect the Wyandot National Burial Ground from development ultimately led her to make history as the first Native American woman to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court. It was the determination, intelligence, and fortitude of Lyda and her sisters that prevented the Wyandot Nation Burial Ground from being lost. This year marks the 120th anniversary of Lyda’s struggle to save sacred land. Join us to learn about her incredible legacy!

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By Unknown author – http://www.wyandot.org/consis.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=444768

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