Georgianne Nienaber: Fate has intervened to have this film debut at the exact moment in time when The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is doing all that it can through prayer and legal maneuvering to stop this flow of oil from the Bakken and possibly the tar sands of Canada through their sacred lands.
Georgianne Nienaber: Anyone who has ever owned a horse or spent considerable time in their presence will agree that the horse is perhaps one of the purest beings to walk the earth.
Georgianne Nienaber: Winona LaDuke’s latest book reads like a prayer. These are holy words— inspirational stories taken straight from the heart of indigenous communities throughout the world.
Georgianne Nienaber: Sill’s lyrics were mystical but not religious. She dwelled in a world of red midnight ravens that ruled imaginary battlegrounds.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the premiere episode, viewers take a virtual pilgrimage to the Uch Enmek Mountain in the Russian Republic of Altai. There, native people created their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through the Golden Mountains World Heritage Site.