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Update #11 ·


Greetings to all the family, allies and friends. I wanted to reach out on behalf of Owe Aku because, as most of you know, our struggle to protect Unci Maka and Mni Wakan must take many forms. Right now, we're at the tail end of finishing the documentary film called Crying Earth Rise Up by Prairie Dust Films. Debra White Plume from Owe Aku is the Producer and Suree Towfighnia is the Director. The story is about the impact of uranium mining on the Great Plains. Of course, a Lakota perspective is used to illuminate the facts and figures within the ranch and farm heartland of the United States and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Lakota Oyate.

To finish the edit and get this story out there, we have launched a kickstarter campaign ( This is an all or nothing funding drive that counts on the support of many from near and far.

For most of October, Debra White Plume will be in Rapid City fighting requests from multi-nationals who not only want to continue mining, but expand operations. standing in the face of those seeking to use in situ leach uranium mining in the Black Hills region is one part of Owe Aku’s efforts to Protect Sacred Water. Debra is one of a select group of interveners whose statement will be recorded into the record in a few weeks. Crying Earth Rise up is now and we need your help. Here's a link to the project, which features a message from the filmmakers and shares the trailer:

We’re counting on your support and to help us get the word out! Every little bit will help and any amount is welcome.

Our FB:
Twitter: @cryingearthfilm #cryingearthriseup



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