Friday, May 12, 2023 – Native mothers who step up

Taking on motherhood-by-marriage comes with its own rewards and challenges. The bond between a woman and her partner’s children is often strong and fulfilling. But it might take some informed effort to get there. We take a special focus on stepmothers as we head into Mother’s Day.


Paula Johnson-Jefferson (Samson Cree), small business owner, wife, and stepmother   

Nico Williams (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), chef and stepmother

Dr. Roger Kuhn (Poarch Band of Creek Indians), licensed marriage and family therapist and college professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University 

Rebecca Spradlin (Prairie Band Potawatomi), student and storyteller working in media