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Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, Canada. She  became the first woman from a First Nation in Canada to earn a law degree and in another series of trailblazing moves, the first woman to be elected Chief of her territory and the the first woman to be appointed Ombudsman of Ontario.



Tulsi Gabbard


Congresswoman for Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, is the first American Samoan and Hindu to serve as a member of the U.S. Congress. At 21, she became the youngest state legislator ever elected in the history of Hawaii. As a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, she served in Iraq and Kuwait. Because of her service, she also is one of the  first female combat veterans in the U.S. Congress. 

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