Authors, Storytellers & Advocates
Twins Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White are members of the Oglala Lakota Nation and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where they learned Native American storytelling traditions. They are the authors of Warrior-Princesses Strike Back: How Lakhota Twins Fight Oppression and Heal Through Connectedness, which was published in 2023 by Feminist Press. Read More >
Warrior Princesses Strike Back | Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White
The Eagle Heart twins utilize a trauma-informed perspective to enlighten others on how they can reclaim their spirit after a loss during a traumatic event by focusing on traditional strategies of reciprocity, acknowledgment and collectivism.
Twins Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White share their journey growing up on the Pine Ridge reservation of South Dakota with their great-grandmother and grandmother in a home where the Lakota language, culture and spirituality are vital. They discuss overcoming enormous odds—first as teenage girls in a majority-white high school, and then battling bias in their professional careers. They also discuss the importance of the Lakota values versus the Lakota laws worldview and how this applies to the healing process today.
Twins Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White offer their lived experiences as the blueprint to success in business and healing, so you may continue to evolve.
“The Eagle Heart twins share an eye-opening memoir about what it’s like growing up on an Indian reservation in the present day. The brave Lakȟóta sisters,supported by the wisdom and strength of their community, give readers an intimate and inspiring look into the women who are leading the struggle to heal. This book will make you look at America with fresh eyes.”
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