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Screening & Discussion: “Warrior Women”

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The American Indian Center will host a virtual film screening of Warrior Women, followed by a discussion with AIM leader and activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and engaged scholar Elizabeth Castle. The American Indian Center looks forward to gathering as a community to mark the end of another academic year.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Castle, Director and Producer, brings almost 20 years of experience as a scholar, activist and media maker working in collaboration with Native Nations and underrepresented communities. Warrior Women is based on the research done for her book “Women Were the Backbone, Men were the Jawbone: Native Women’s Activism in the Red Power Movement.”

Madonna Thunder haw, an Oohenumpa Lakota, is a veteran of every modern Native occupation from Alcatraz, to Wounded Knee in 1973 and more recently the NODAPL protest at Standing Rock. Born and raised across the Oceti Sakowin homelands, she first became active in the late 1960s as a member and leader in the American Indian Movement and co-founded Women of All Red Nations and the Black Hills Alliance. In 1974, she established the We Will Remember survival group as an act of cultural reclamation for young Native people pushed out of the public schools. An eloquent voice for Native resistance and sovereignty, Thunder Hawk has spoken throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East and served as a delegate to the United Nations in Geneva.

  • 5–6:15 p.m. Virtual Screening of Warrior Women (can view earlier with registration, below)
  • 6:15–8:30 p.m. Discussion Madonna Thunder Hawk and Elizabeth Castle


May 5
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


American Indian Center
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