Video: Aaron Huey Discusses Pine Ridge and ‘Honor the Treaties’
When Aaron Huey visited the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to take some photographs, what he saw changed his life.
He is now spreading the word about Honoring the Treaties and giving the Black Hills back to the Lakota people because as he says in a video by Eric Becker, “it’s not your business what they do with them.”
Huey teamed up with contemporary graphic designer Shepard Fairey—creator of the Barack Obama "Hope" poster and "The Black Hills Are Not For Sale" poster—to put a giant mural in Los Angeles, California.
“We’re so numb to so many things because there’s so much white noise, but art can remind people that they need to care,” Fairey says in the video.
Not everyone is a supporter of what Huey is doing though. Read an open letter to him here.
Be sure to watch the video to the end and listen to what 17-year-old Marisa Snider has to say.