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