Our Chapter’s History

The name Al-Lu-We was recommended by Marie Standford, and it means superior, brave, or something better in the Algonguin language of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, which represent the culture and traditions bestowed on us by Oklahoma’s rich Native American heritage. Smoke Signals, the title of our chapter newsletter, reflects Native American communication.

We take great pride in our long hisotry of providing opportunities to change women’s lives, one woman at a time!

We constantly strive to become “superiod, brave, and something better,” thus fulfilling the promise of our chapter name and ABWA’s mission statement at the same time.

Our Chapter’s Logo