Warrior Women Project



The Warrior Women Project is an innovative collaboration of scholarship, media, and activism that seeks to provide a forum for the Warrior Women of the Red Power Movement and current indigenous activists to tell their stories in their own words for the benefit of future generations.



The Warrior Women Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews with most of the key organizers and activists in the Red Power Movement of the 1970's. Visit our videos page to view the collection uploaded so far. More videos will be added to the site as they become available. 



Warrior Women | The Film is based on the co-directing partnership between Elizabeth Castle and Christina King. “Warrior Women” is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only Native women's perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.




The Water Protectors Community | Oral History Project originated from a common desire to have a space where anyone who participated in the resistance movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock from 2016-2017 could have the agency to share their story. As an indigenous-led movement to protect the water of the Missouri River from the oil pipeline, thousands of “Water Protectors” from around the world came in peace and prayer to “Stand with Standing Rock” against the Energy Transfer Partners Company. The online project was developed as an expression of community engaged scholarship based on the long standing collaboration between Madonna Thunder Hawk and Professor Elizabeth A. Castle. Thunder Hawk and Castle worked together alongside a group of Denison University students that were later known as the “Water Protectors Media Team.”



The Warrior Women Decolonization Project is a grassroots effort to create a community based in decolonization. Visit our decolonization page for more information.