More About Aaron Huey: TED Talk

By now, you may have read through - and ideally donated to - the Pine Ridge Billboard Project by Aaron Huey. If you haven't, there's still time: a $10 donation will help get the project off the ground. For a little more information about Aaron Huey, you can visit his web site or view his TED Talk (Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war), provided below.

Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.

Thank you for watching. Namaste.

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with one of the most poignant point of stark irony being the execution of 38 warriors at the time Lincoln was emancipating American slaves.

That's the way I've always thought of US treatment of Native American justice, as cryptic and unrecognized.

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson


There were some very big problems with trying to get heating to many residents in the past few winters, too.

I'm going to try and keep a finger on the pulse of various Native American events, and bring some attention to issues here.

Please help whenever you can, with any tidbits or stories.