As some of you know I was fortunate enough to spend a week last year at Rosebud Reservation in Mission, South Dakota. (The posts from the first week of February 2010 are my thoughts and pictures when I was there so if you are interested search my archives.) It changed me. It changed a lot of what I thought about the Native Americans. It made me understand what really happened to them. My husband found this video on Ted.com and I feel compelled to share it. I will warn you that it is about 15 minutes long and pretty sobering. If you choose to watch it you will learn the history of the Lakota Sioux people who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation–not too far from Rosebud. It is an amazing piece by Aaron Huey who has lived among our Native American friends and become their friend and advocate. I would love to hear your comments if you choose to invest the time in watching it. His photographs are marvelous and really hit my heart.
July 7, 2011