Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism, and suicide are all challenges for Lakota on the reservation.
For nearly a hundred years it was illegal to practice Lakota customs. Now the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working with young people like Genevieve to create a stronger economic and cultural future – andthrey using their Lakota heritage to get there.
“Lakota In America” is the third film in Square’s For Every Kind of Dream series. See the other films at http://foreverydream.com.