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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 Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children - including her daughter Marcy - into a group called the "We Will Remember" survival group. 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 Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
Through their story, the film explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with mass violence.
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length: 64 minutes
Production Staff: Directors: Elizabeth A. Castle & Christina D. King
Producer: Anna Marie Pitman
Format: DVD & Streaming
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Public Broadcast Release: February 2019
Tags: Civil Rights, Environmental, Health, Historical, Lakota, Youth
Product ID: WARW-19-H