Warrior Women

Warrior Women


In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native survival and 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 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.




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

Educational DVDs and Streaming options are available at GOOD DOCS.

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