Empower yoself before you wreck yoself: native american feminist musings

Empower yoself before you wreck yoself: native american feminist musings

by Melanie Fey and Amber McCrary

Annie Mae was part the American Indian Movement (AIM), an advocacy group formed in 1968 for the rights of Native Americans. Five years later, as the Civil Rights era died down, she was also involved in the reoccupation of Wounded Knee Reoccupation, an attempt to recapture the land and history of a culture slaughtered in genocide. This zine, a powerful reminder of the connections between feminism and Native American rights, details these struggles alongside other deeply personal yet political and commonplace issues like cultural appropriation in America.