About this site

Young Lakota is a feature documentary airing on PBS’s Independent Lens in 2013, as part of the Women and Girls Lead Initiative. It is the centerpiece of an engagement campaign that will raise awareness about the interconnected topics of female leadership, reproductive justice, and the struggles at the heart of all social and political change.

Young Lakota is Produced/Directed by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt of Incite Pictures/Cine Qua Non, Executive Produced by Cherokee filmmaker Heather Rae.


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We’re trying to raise money for an AMAZING event that’s happening next week in San Francisco—a screening of Young Lakota followed by a panel Native Women and Reproductive Justice. 

More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404065523165202/?ref=22

PLEASE visit our RALLY SITE to help us cover the costs of travel, lodging and venue. 

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS: https://rally.org/younglakotaSF

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Women’s Rights

“I never really experienced people talking about women’s rights and what they deserve. I always had pity for myself because I was a woman. Then, on top of that, I would say, I’m a Native American. I’m at the bottom of the bottom. Cecelia gave me the feeling that I’m not at the bottom. You are someone that deserves to be respected.” Sunny Clifford on Pine Ridge’s first female president, Cecilia Fire Thunder

Posted on Friday, November 8th 2013

Native American Women in History


A lawyer of Native American descent, Lyda Conley, was the first woman ever to be admitted to the Kansas bar.  She was famous for her preventative campaign against the development and destruction of the Wyandot Native American Buryal Grounds in Kansas City, and was the first Native American woman admitted to argue a case before the Supreme Court. The burial grounds are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S.  

We need to celebrate women like Lyda this Native American Heritage Month!

Posted on Thursday, November 7th 2013

Native American Citizenship

On November 13, 1924 all Native Americans were declared—after occupying the land for thousands of years—U.S. citizens.  This Native American Heritage Months, we must question what citizenship for a Native American really means.  ”America will never fully address the wrongs done to native peoples in order for them to own this country, so we are the shameful orphans of America.  We are reminders of their own ancestors’ inhumanity, and America does not know how to begin to heal this wound.”  Pamela Kingfisher, Native America right’s activist. (The picture is a still from the film, Young Lakota)

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th 2013

YOUNG LAKOTA is in NOLA this MONDAY for a special screening and reception presented by Chicken & Egg Pictures and Working Films. The filmmakers, Marion and Rose, will be on a panel with reproductive justice activists after the screening. Join us! Complimentary tickets available here: https://nolayounglakota.eventbrite.com/

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th 2013