Watch! New Film: The Water Protectors of Wakpa Wasté

Watch! New Film: The Water Protectors of Wakpa Wasté

Coinciding with the Winter Solstice, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe released a new documentary yesterday titled “Water Protectors of Wakpa Wasté.”

The movie is available exclusively on their website

Here's a little bit about the film from their press release:

Produced by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and directed by Salish filmmaker, Jessi Roullier, the film tells the untold story of the Tribe at the forefront of the battle for the future of our planet.

The documentary includes rare footage from the brutal confrontations at Standing Rock in 2016 and was filmed on location in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, known in Lakota as the Wakpa Wasté Oyanke (the Good River Reservation).

To watch the whole film, please visit

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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