Pine Ridge: Do You Want to Know More?
The recent episode of the ABC news show 20/20, "Hidden America: Children of the Plains," has sparked national interest in the stories of the people living on Pine Ridge. As demonstrated by the show, Pine Ridge is a site of historical injustice, it is a place with many problems, and yet it is also the setting for stories of hope. Here are a few of the many stories about Pine Ridge we've reported on during the past nine months:
- Telling another story, from another time, about children on the rez: "Filmmaker Chronicles Walter Littlemoon’s Emergence from ‘The Thick Dark Fog’"
- An example of how austerity measures hurt those who can least afford it: "Wounded Knee Post Office Under Siege, Citizens Fear Losing a Critical Service"
- Housing is needed -- why not make it affordable and sustainable too?: "Hope for Housing on Pine Ridge"
- A noted photographer and street artists work together to raise awareness: "Aaron Huey, Shepard Fairey, and Ernesto Yerena Billboard Campaign for Pine Ridge"
- The story of Beau LeBeau, an obese former athlete trying to save his own life by returning to a traditional diet: "Oglala Lakota Man Reclaims His Health in Documentary ‘Good Meat’"
- Good news from the vaunted Red Cloud High School: "Red Cloud Students Lead Nation in Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipients"
- Distressed? Yes. Defeated? Never: "Sioux Forgo $1B, Continue Fight to Reclaim Black Hills"
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