M SS NG P ECES’ MOHAMMAD GORGESTANI FOR LAKOTA IN AMERICA

 

Square’s short film pays tribute to the Lakota Tribe in honor of Indigenous People’s Day. M ss ng P eces’ Director Mohammad Gorgestani captures how one organization is helping troubled youth.

Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism, and suicide are all challenges for Lakota on the reservation.

For nearly a hundred years, it was illegal to practice Lakota customs. Now, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working with young people like Genevieve to create a stronger economic and cultural future—and they’re using their Lakota heritage to get there.

“Lakota in America” is the third film in Square’s For Every Kind of Dream series.

See the other films at foreverydream.com.

Learn how you can support CRYP at lakotayouth.org/help

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