The White Plumes attempted to introduce Hemp as a restorative agricultural product on their Pine Ridge Indian Reservation – one of the poorest reservations in the county. Hemp does not damage the delicate plains eco-system and is also a crop that is being used more and more for everything from fuel to moisturizer.

One day before the harvest of their first crop, the federal government of the United States of America swooped down on the reservation with armored assault vehicles, helicopters and armed DEA agents in order to burn and destroy the crop. As a result of the White
Plumes’ repeated attempts to exercise Native American sovereignty, they now face substantial prison time from federal criminal indictment.

The film, “Standing Silent Nation”, is a documentary that records this struggle.

DEBRA AND ALEX WHITE PLUME WILL BE IN NYC TO HOST SCREENINGS AND COMMUNITY DIALOGUES

Monday, October 22 – American Indian Community House – 7:00 p.m.
11 Broadway (take the 4 or 5 Train to Bowling Green), 212-598-0100

Tuesday, October 23 – International Action Center – 7:00 p.m.
55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor, 212-633-6646

If we can count on you, or to request more information, email or phone:

Kent Lebsock
Program Administrator
Owe Aku - Bring Back the Way
International Human Rights and Justice Program
917-751-4239 or iamkent@verizon.net

We are not seeking financial contributions (though always welcome), but rather support in bringing out the people.

For more information on the film and the issues:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2007/standing or www.bringbacktheway.com