"Warrior Women" Film Screening

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"Warrior Women" Film Screening

Date
Tue., Feb 25, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Map

Contact
651-259-3015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
Free

The film "Warrior Women" is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for Indigenous rights during the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1970s. The film unveils a female perspective on this important history and examines how political struggles can impact children.

The film shares the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children (including her daughter Marcy) into the "We Will Remember" Survival School, 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, 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 a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.


2020-02-25 19:00:00 2020-02-25 19:00:00 America/Chicago "Warrior Women" Film Screening Minnesota History Center