Red Thunder Inc.
- Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
“Indian Tears of Love for the Mother Earth": Recollections from Native American Activists Who Stood Up To a Multi-National Mining Corporation and Won”
Joe W. Azure (Assiniboine/Gros Ventre/Nez Perce), Environmental & Traditional Activist
Mike Gopher (Chippewa), 13 Star Flag Historian
Ali Zaid (Ojibwa), Traditional Filmmaker
During the early 1990s, a handful of Native American activists founded a grassroots, reservation-based environmental organization known as Red Thunder, Inc., a non-profit organization. The purpose of Red Thunder was to fight for the sacred Little Rocky Mountains on the south end of the Fort Belknap Indian reservation, and preserve the natural environment.
Red Thunder and it's allies also made some documentaries to help educate the public and solicit support for their cause. One was “Indian Tears of Love,” another “Extinct Civilization,” and later they collaborated on “Ahontaways (Two Thunder) 13 Star Flag.” We will preview the “Indian Tears” video at the University, and will have limited DVD copies available for purchase.
Free & Open to the Public
- Native American Studies