Warrior Women

Warrior Women


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 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.




Release Date: 
Monday February 25, 2019
Expiration Date: 
Friday February 24, 2023

Exclusive linear public television rights for Six (6) releases between 2/25/19 and 2/24/23; Educational Off-Air Record Rights 1 year from each broadcast; linear live streaming and non-commercial cable rights granted. Royalty free to members and subscribers of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).


Type of Feed: 
Station Feed
NOLA Code: 
WWOM 0000 H1

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