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Women breaking barriers


August 30, 2022

Sheri Foster Blake shares some special moments over her career working in Hollywood. She is an actress with a long list of credits to her name, including the funny series, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix — and TNT's “Crazy Horse,” where she starred opposite of Michael Greyeyes.

Pyet DeSpain won “Next Level Chef” –the cooking competition from award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. She is from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation — and she’s Mexican. Both cultures inspire her recipes. DeSpain shares part of her journey.

In college, Susan Masten was elected president of the Native American Student Association. It sparked a lifelong career as an advocate for women and tribal rights. She was president of the National Congress of American Indians — and chair and vice-chairperson of the Yurok Tribe.


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