Friends of the Lakota Nation

Noteworthy Media

Focus on the Pine Ridge reservation surrounds aspects of the struggles the communities within the reservation face, which are reinforced in the yearly statistics that are published or showcased in the media. In the past ten years, several stories have been developed that illustrate what life on the Lakota reservation can be like. Some of the following clips may give you a better sense of the stories that have been captured. Additionally, emerging stories of hope continue to rise to the surface, which speaks to the resilience and dedication of the Lakota to emerge as leaders in their communities. There are no absolutes to describe Pine Ridge as a whole. While the struggles are indeed a daily part of life, the work of the people is to describe that which cannot be illustrated with just a picture behind a lens. They are so much more than the struggle. They are the Lakota: rich in tradition and strong in their survival.

Levi’s Skateboarding: Pine Ridge Reservation

Aaron Huey: America’s Native Prisoners of War



BBC News Magazine: Life as a Young Native American in South Dakota



National Geographic: Oglala Nation Pow Wow