Warrior Women (2018)
Saturday, March 7, 2020; Screening at 1:00 PM
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Panel discussion follows screening [Free and open to the public.]
Presented in conjunction with INDIGENEITY: The 52th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium
Madonna Thunder Hawk, 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. WARRIOR WOMEN is the story of Thunder Hawk's lifelong career fighting for Native liberation, and the generations of activists she has shaped and inspired. Born and raised across the Oceti Sakowin homelands, she became a leader in the American Indian Movement in the 1960s and cofounded Women of All Red Nations and the Black Hills Alliance. In 1974, she established the We Will Remember Survival School as an act of cultural reclamation that provided a radical alternative to government-run boarding schools.
Support for the Symposium is generously provided by the Department of Classical Modern Languages & Literatures; the College of Arts & Sciences; Office of Research & Innovation; the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, the Humanities Center of TTU; the Charles B. Qualia Endowment in the Department of Classical Modern Languages & Literatures; Women's & Gender Studies Program; the Department of History; Landmark Arts in the School of Art, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts; and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.