Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism, and suicide are all challenges for Lakota on the reservation. For nearly a hundred years, it was illegal to practice Lakota customs. Now, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working with young people like Genevieve to create a stronger economic and cultural future—and they’re using their Lakota heritage to get there.

Status: Digitally Available
Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
Creative Director: Malcolm Pullinger
Series Creative Director: Sean Conroy
Head of Production: Justin Lomax
Producers: Taylor Feltner & Nelson Murray
Directory of Photography: Andrew Palermo
Editors: Steven Dupré & Ashley Rodholm