In this new short film, Lakota in America, Square, Inc. shares the story of a young Lakota pow wow dancer and her life on the reservation.
Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism, and suicide are all challenges for Lakota on the reservation.
For nearly a hundred years, it was illegal to practice Lakota customs. Now, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working with young people like Genevieve to create a stronger economic and cultural future—and they’re using their Lakota heritage to get there.
“Lakota in America” is the third film in Square's For Every Kind of Dream series.
You can watch the other films at http://foreverydream.com.
Learn how you can support Cheyenne River Youth Project at http://lakotayouth.org/help