Panel Discussion on Warrior Women
Mothers and Daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement
Madonna Thunder Hawk: Featured Veteran Activist of the American Indian Movement
Marcella Gilbert: Featured Activist, Food Sovereignty and Cultural Revitalization
Dr. Elizabeth Castle: Film maker with a focus on oral histories of indigenous activists and resistance
Warrior Women: Peabody-nominated documentary
Film Synopsis: 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.
Film run time: 64 minutes
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