Young Lakota trailer screen grab/Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/65080304)

'Bad-Ass' Native Women in 'Young Lakota' Documentary Praised by UpWorthy

ICTMN Staff
3/1/14

UpWorthy.com posted the trailer for the documentary "Young Lakota," drawing attention to "bad-ass" women, including twin sisters fighting to reverse a cultural stigma on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Lakota Nation, who tried to establish a women's clinic on the reservation that offered women the right to choose.

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The film, which aired on PBS in winter 2013, covers the resulting impeachment of Fire Thunder and the effect it had on then-21-year-old twins Sunny and Serena Clifford, Oglala Lakota members.

Five years later, the young women were still rallying to make a difference for Native women in South Dakota and throughout Indian country. Sunny Clifford, a Pine Ridge Tribal park ranger, created Change.org petition that sought to make Plan B available—and affordable—to all Native girls and women. Her efforts ultimately prompted the Indian Health Service to expand access to emergency contraception at all IHS facilities with pharmacies.

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Check-out the "bad-ass" women in the "Young Lakota" trailer:

 

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