Cecilia Fire Thunder (born 1946)
A strong advocate for Native women, Cecilia Fire Thunder became the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux tribe in 2004. She served until being impeached in 2006, over controversy after she attempted to bring a Planned Parenthood clinic onto the reservation after most abortions were banned by the state government. She was one of the founders of the Oglala Lakota Women’s Society, and has been involved in activism for issues of domestic violence and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She is currently the coordinator of the Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains.