Senator Jon Tester, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is celebrating Women’s History Month by launching the hashtag #NativeHERoes today and individually recognizing Native American female leaders.

“Native American women have helped shaped this nation and their contributions to society are a rich part of our history and heritage,” Tester said.  “Let’s all take a moment to honor the hard work of these trailblazers as we preserve their inspirational stories for the next generation of American leaders.”

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The senator has kicked off the social media campaign by honoring Elouise Cobell, a proud member of the Blackfeet Tribe whose strength led to the compensation of $3.4 billion to hundreds of thousands of Native Americans for the federal mismanagement of Indian trust land.

Tester will culminate Women’s History Month by introducing legislation to strengthen domestic violence protections for Native American women and children and ensure future generations will be able to continue the tradition of raising great Native American women changemakers.