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From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

Description

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock is the story of Willard Carlson and the Yuroks -- the largest Native American tribe in California -- who discovered their "Indian-ness" during the 1973 confrontation at Wounded Knee. Following the 10-week siege of Wounded Knee by FBI agents, U.S. Marshals and the 182nd Airborne, they returned home to fight for Yurok sovereignty and fishing rights on the Klamath River. The film is the bittersweet story of Willard's journey from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, where he and members of more than 280 tribes come together to oppose an oil pipeline that they believe threatens a Native water supply. 

Film Details
  • Director(s): Kevin McKiernan

FSP 1359