Native American Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Date: Apr 23, 2021

Where: Virtual Event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ET

About the Event:


This is Marielba Alvarez from the National Museum of the American Indian. We wanted to let you know that we are doing a Native American Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to increase the representation of Native American women on Wikipedia.


The event is a free online training scheduled on Friday, April 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ET 

Link for registration is here: 

During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of Native American women. No prior Wikipedia experience is required; training will be provided.

As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science. 

However, less than 19% of Wikipedia biographies in English represent women, and less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. By increasing representation of Native American women on the site, your impact can spark the curiosities of future generations.

 This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.