- 5 years ago
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with two outstanding women who have worked together for several years. Before receiving her Ph.D. & Masters of Philosophy in History from Cambridge University, Elizabeth Castle received her B.A. in Race, Gender & Electronic Media from George Washington University. Dr. Castle was a professor in the Native Studies Department at the University of South Dakota and the founder and Executive Director of The Warrior Women Project. Elizabeth Castle has numerous publications including “The Original Gangster: The Life & Times of Red Power Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk.”
Madonna Thunder Hawk co-founded Women of All Red Nations (WARN) in 1978, organizing a health study of the drinking water on the Pine Ridge reservation. (WARN found the water to be highly radioactive, which led to the establishment of rural water supply system.) Thunder Hawk also helped organize the Black Hills Protection Committee (later the He Sapa Institute).