The Lakota Daughters is a new, 30-minute documentary film about the women and girls of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota. In a community dealing with the effects of persistent structural racism and attempts to erase Native culture, the women chronicled in this film work to make the future better and brighter for girls aged 10 to 18 by creating a network of "Girl Societies" across their districts using tools designed by the Indigenous Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Network (IMAGEN).
On March 1, the Population Council invites you to join a screening of the film, followed by an audience question and answer featuring:
- Victoria Kupchinetsky, Film Director of The Lakota Daughters, Voice of America;
- Kelly Hallman (Cherokee Nation), Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network;
- Aimee Pond (Oglala Lakota), Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation;
- Mary LeBeau (Oglala Lakota), Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation;
- Gwendolyn Packard (Ihanktonwan Dakota), National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center;
- Judy Diers, Ford Foundation; and more.