from the American Experience documentary series We Shall Remain about the history of Native peoples in the U.S.
|Wounded Knee South Dakota 1973|
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, North Dakota, the Native peoples in the U.S. have resisted oppression: genocide, the theft of their land, being forced off their land and onto reservations. Children were stolen from their families and held in boarding schools where they were stripped of their language, culture and indoctrinated in Christianity. The history of the Native people has been one of resistance to barbaric oppression from the earliest times to today.
As we write this, Standing Rock, North Dakota is a decisive concentration point in the battle against the oppression of Native people today which shapes the grounds that people are going to fight against the incoming fascist Trump regime.
Directed by Stanley Nelson whose work includes: Freedom Riders; The Black Panthers; Freedom Summer; and The Murder of Emmett Till.