Todd County High Schoolers Respond to 'Children of the Plains' With 'More Than That...'
Students from Todd County High School, located on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, have made a video response to a recent television program about youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Titled "Hidden America: Children of the Plains," the show was a report by 20/20 for which Diane Sawyer visited Pine Ridge and reported inspiring stories of several young people living in dire conditions.
Indian Country's reaction to the program was mixed—while the reservation has problems that need attention, there was perhaps an element of voyeurism at work, what ICTMN columnist Rob Schmidt called "poverty porn." Is rez life really as it was portrayed on TV?
The Todd County High School students offer their own answer with this video: "More than that..."