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Indigenous women improvise forms of citizenship in the exiguous spaces of postcolonial intersectional hierarchies and become vocal critics of content-less citizenship. The chapter documents indigenous women’s quotidian practices through which they enact citizenship through development, welfare, and community decision-making. Alongside these practices, indigenous women construct counter-publics to create agendas and contest spaces, by negotiating relations with community members, male leaders, and racism. The chapter documents some women becoming elected leaders and the power relations that shape experiences of office, evaluating the impact of gender quotas. The chapter demonstrates indigenous women’s agendas that represent a process of decolonizing rights, that is,...

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