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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RECONNECTING FAMILIES

Every 48 seconds someone contacts a Red Cross office to find information about a missing relative, receive support or seek protection. The Norwegian Red Cross and agency Papaya asked Not To Scale New York and director Colin Hesterly to create a short film to raise awareness about the work the Red Cross and Red Crescent do, around the world, to reunite the thousands who get separated from their loved ones. Read more here.

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