Native American Women Warriors (NAWW) is about obtaining recognition for Native American women veterans who served in any one of the branches of the armed forces during any era of service. Their goals are to assist their fellow Native women veterans in receiving the assistance needed for recovery in transitions from the military, PTSD and other emotional/mental trauma while they served. Other assistance they aim to give include resources or assistance in Employment Readiness and Higher Learning goals.
Mitchelene BigMan President and founder of NAWW had created dresses to signify her patriotism to the nation and to the First Nations People. In March 2010, the dresses caught the eye of an elder, which was the time the group was recognized as the first all female Native American Color Guard.
The ladies have made special appearances as motivational, guest and keynote speakers at various events whether Veterans or Native in: conferences, pageants, training and Ethnic Observances. Native American Women Warriors still are given the opportunities to color guard but has grown to a non-profit. Their original dresses, the red, white, blue and Cheyenne pink signify their patriotism. The red dresses, designed by NAWW’s members (past and present), signify the blood that was shed for the nation. The blue dresses signify valor and courage as a warrior.