St. Paul, MN 55102
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.
Stay after the film for a conversation with Madonna Thunder Hawk, Oohenumpa Lakota, and director and producer Dr. Elizabeth Castle will follow the film. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Kate Beane, Flandreau Santee Sioux and director of Native American Initiatives at MNHS.
Expand your visit by exploring the new exhibit Our Home: Native Minnesota before the program. Admission to the museum is free on Tuesdays from 3 to 8 pm.
2020-02-25 19:00:00 2020-02-25 19:00:00 America/Chicago "Warrior Women" Film Screening & Conversation Minnesota History Center