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Warrior Women (2018)

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Warrior Women (2018)

Film
Wednesday, November 17
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Warrior Women is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for Native rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s.

In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation as a community of extended families. WARRIOR WOMEN is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both women are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for indigenous cultural values.

Through their story, WARRIOR WOMEN explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met Native resistance with mass violence.

Date of Completion2018 | Run Time64 minutes​​ | LanguageEnglish | CaptionsYes | IncludesTranscript & Discussion Guide Directors: Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle | ProducerAnna Marie Pitman

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In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation as a community of extended families. WARRIOR WOMEN is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both women are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for indigenous cultural values.

Through their story, WARRIOR WOMEN explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met Native resistance with mass violence.

Date of Completion2018 | Run Time64 minutes​​ | LanguageEnglish | CaptionsYes | IncludesTranscript & Discussion Guide Directors: Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle | ProducerAnna Marie Pitman

#nativenovember21

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