In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Multnomah County Library and PSU’s Indigenous Nation Studies presents the second annual PDX Native Film Night. Join us for a screening of Warrior Women followed by a panel on indigenous women activism with Candi Brings Plenty, Deborah Shipman, and D'Ana Valenzuela and other activists.
Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, American Indian Movement (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. 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.
Located at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 and FREE to the public. Tickets will be available a month before the event on the Hollywood Theatre website.
Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund.