Standing Silent Nation
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- Standing Silent Nation
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- Vision Maker Media (Lincoln, Nebraska)
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- What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself? In April 2000, Alex White Plume and his Lakota family planted industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota after other crops had failed. They put their hopes for a sustainable economy in hemp's hardiness and a booming worldwide demand for its many products, from clothing to food. Although growing hemp, a relative of marijuana, was banned in the U.S., Alex believed that tribal sovereignty, along with hemp's non-psychoactive properties, would protect him. But when federal agents raided the White Plumes' fields, the Lakota Nation was swept into a Byzantine struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights and common sense.
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- Hermann, Courtney, Producer
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- Moving Image
- Chicago: “Standing Silent Nation,” Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 28, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-4t6f18t131.
- MLA: “Standing Silent Nation.” Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 28, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-4t6f18t131>.
- APA: Standing Silent Nation. Boston, MA: Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-4t6f18t131