First Daughter and the Black Snake Film

First Daughter and the Black Snake (Trailer)

Native American environmentalist Winona LaDuke dreams she is riding against the current of oil. Then she reads that new crude oil pipelines are proposed from Rice Lake to Rice Lake, a route of historical and present day trauma and home to sacred wild-rice watersheds. Inspired to act by the “Prophecy of the 7th Fire” warning that a "black snake" will bring a scorched-path of destruction she organizes a horse ride against the current of oil and sets out to save the “food that grows on the water”. Her third “Love Water Not Oil” horse ride, a court case and a series of regulatory hearings approaches when a horse lands her in the ER. From a wheelchair and a walker, she now faces two big-oil companies. Moving out of the time of the 7th Fire to the 8th this is a journey to keep the black snake in the ground.

The spark of inspiration to make the film.

Director and Producer Keri Pickett speaks about the spark of inspiration for the feature documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake on Winona LaDuke's efforts to keep crude oil pipelines out of her Ojibwe communities sacred wild rice lakes.

Winona rides from Standing Rock to Tioga, North Dakota.

Dakota Access Pipeline Battle at Oceti Sakowin resistance camp:

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denial Announcement.

On December 4, 2016 Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota announces the denial of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) permit to drill under the Missouri River. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fear the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline proposed to cross Lake Oahe at the Missouri River less than a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation threatens their water supply and sacred sites. 

www.blacksnakefilm.com Filmed by Keri Pickett on December 4, 2016

Faith Spotted Eagle Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denial Announcement

Following the announcement that the permit to drill on the easement has been denied the NoDAPL encampment was full of hope. Here Faith Spotted Eagle says "There are no coincidences in spiritual movements." The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fear the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline proposed to cross Lake Oahe at the Missouri River less than a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation threatens their water supply and sacred sites. 

www.blacksnakefilm.com Filmed by Keri Pickett on December 4, 2016

Standing Rock Tribal, Chairman David Archambault, 11 Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denial Announcement

David Archambault 11 gives the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Statement to the crowd at the NoDAPL resistance camp regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to not grant an easement to Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fear the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline proposed to cross Lake Oahe at the Missouri River less than a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation threatens their water supply and sacred sites.

www.blacksnakefilm.com Filmed on Dec. 4th by Keri Pickett

Shailene Woodley Standing Rock Permit Denial Announcement

Shailene Woodley has helped bring awareness to the Dakota Access Pipeline through activism and dedication to the water. Here she addresses the crowd following the announcement that the Army Corp of Engineers denied the permit to drill on the easement at the Missouri River. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fear the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline proposed to cross Lake Oahe at the Missouri River less than a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation threatens their water supply and sacred sites.

www.blacksnakefilm.com Filmed on December 4, 2016 by Keri Pickett 

 

 

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