"Warrior Women" Film Screening

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"Warrior Women" Film Screening

Tue., Feb 25, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
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