Charon Asetoyer

Charon Asetoyer (Comanche) is currently the Executive Director and Founder of the Native American Community Board and the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. She has been the leading pathfinder for the community’s improved health and well-being, providing health information, referral services and a resource center on education, reproductive justice, violence against women, economic development, land and water rights. In addition to the Resource Center the organization has a shelter for battered women. Charon has written extensively on women’s health and reproductive justice issues. Under Charon’s direction her organization released the The Indigenous Women’s Health Book – Within the Sacred Circle, the first Indigenous women’s reproductive health book. She organized the first Indigenous women’s reproductive rights coalition and continues to organize Indigenous women to protect our health and reproductive rights at the National and International level.

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The Sophia Smith Collection-Women’s History Archives at Smith College; Voices of Feminism Oral History Project:

Roundtable Report on the Accessibility of Plan B as an OTC within Indian Health Service:

 Center for American Progress, The Failing State of Native American Women’s Health Interview with Charon Asetoyer, 2007: