November 25, Look thru Independent Lens for Young Lakota on PBS.

Heads up, documentary film, Young Lakota to air on Independent Lens on November 25, 2013.

I am wondering how in-depth this documentary will delve into the ongoing issues facing young Lakota –especially young Lakota women. From the trailer it appears to address at some level the sexual violence endured by many Indigenous women. I’ve provided links to two very important documents created by Amnesty International. Depending on your awareness of the issues they may or may not prove to be very disturbing reading.  I think they’re required reading for anyone entering into a serious discussion of violence, abortion, and sexual issues concerning Indigenous women–and all others as well.

I discovered this  information about the film via a post by Matthew L. M. Fletcher on Turtle Talk  http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/young-lakota-documentary-to-premiere-on-pbs-independent-lens-nov-25/

As I could not get the video on the link via TT to work properly I ventured to the tubes of you for an alternative which is posted here. I’ve included the links cited on Turtle Talk as well.

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Young Lakota 

IndependentLens

Three young people living in the Pine Ridge Reservation try to forge a better future. When the first female President of Oglala Lakota defies a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion by vowing to build a women’s clinic in their sovereign territory, the three young tribe members are faced with difficult choices

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Young Lakota website http://younglakota.tumblr.com/

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Racialicious :  http://www.racialicious.com/2013/11/19/young-lakota-premieres-nov-25-on-independent-lens/

10 .m. EST, Monday, Nov. 25, on PBS’s Independent Lens. The film chronicles Tribal President Cecelia Fire Thunder’s challenge to a proposed abortion ban in South Dakota, and the political awakening she inspires in Sunny Clifford, a young Lakota woman living on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Young Lakota was an Official Selection at the Big Sky Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, the American Indian Film Festival, and won Best Documentary at Cine Las Americas and the Smithsonian Showcase.
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Maze of Injustice:  The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA.  (Note: Depending on your PC the PDF file may load fast or slow, but it will load–or so we hope.) This is not reading for the faint of heart.  Report by Amnesty International.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/MazeOfInjustice.pdf
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Stolen Sisters, Canada, A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada (Also not reading for the faint of heart.)
http://www.amnesty.ca/sites/default/files/amr200032004enstolensisters.pdf
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7 Comments

  1. cindy knoke said,

    November 22, 2013 at 3:12 am

    I want to see this! Thanks for posting~

    • November 22, 2013 at 6:00 am

      ditto Hi Cindy 🙂 ‘Mornin’ Eva. XX

      • November 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

        Good morning, Bear.
        Oh thank you so much for all the FIRE.
        Hmm……..yeah. 🙂

    • November 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

      Hey, Cindy, I hope you can catch it on your local PBS station. If you do, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about it.

  2. slpmartin said,

    November 24, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Much to think about when considering this issue…it seems to me like the government attempts to rape a woman who’s already been raped by denying her rights to make decisions about her own body…no end to the abuse it seems.

    • November 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Absolutely, charles, there does not seem to be any end to the abuse at all. Perhaps women need to pull a Lysistrata until the men get a clue across the board. No one gets any ‘sex’ until everyone has power over their bodies without any interference from other bodies.
      Hmm. I wonder if the males of the species has ever been under such sexually abusive thumbs? Do you know of any such instances in cultural history anywhere?

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