Madonna Thunder Hawk
Principal, Warrior Women Project; Tribal Liaison, Lakota People’s Law Project
Madonna Thunder Hawk is a principal in the Warrior Women Project, a collective for the development of scholarship, media, and activism around indigenous women’s stories, and tribal liaison for the Lakota People’s Law Project. A veteran of every Native occupation from Alcatraz to Standing Rock, she became active in the late 1960s. Thunder Hawk was a member and leader in the American Indian Movement, co-founding Women of All Red Nations and the Black Hills Alliance. She has spoken around the world and was a delegate to the United Nations. She established the Wasagiya Najin Grandmothers’ Group on Cheyenne River Reservation to help rebuild kinship networks and partnered to develop the Simply Smiles Children’s Village, a community of Native foster families.