Native American Women: Voices from the Margin

 
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May 21, 2014

Spreading the Word and Preparing for a New Film

We are so proud to announce that our short film, Native Silence, about four Native American women and the legacy of foster care, has received a flood of recognition and praise.  We've so far been invited to four film festivals, including the exclusive Aspen ShortsFest, which qualified us for an Oscar.  We have had other requests from festivals around the country following the Aspen screening, and are hoping to announce new screenings soon. 

The film has also been put into distribution by Alexander Street Press and will be available for private and educational screenings soon.

We've been so inspired by the incredible reaction we've gotten from audiences and reviewers, that we are continuing on our quest to expose the modern day injustices and inequalities that impact Native American communities.  Our next film focuses on a timely issue affecting Native peoples from the US up though Canada, and that's the issue of fracking, and oil mining.  More and more Native women are being trafficked to the flood of oil workers who have moved to areas where fracking is allowed, such as North Dakota, and women are being used and discarded just as the sacred land that is being blasted apart. 

This summer, our film team will follow the stories of North Dakota, Native women, and fracking.  If you think this is an important issue, and you'd like to see the film made, please donate.  Every donation helps us create a film that will educate audiences worldwide on this pressing issue. 

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Jan 13, 2014

Fracking: Exploitation of Native Daughters & Lands

Girl at pow wow in Minnesota
Girl at pow wow in Minnesota

Rampant fracking in North Dakota is not only causing the destruction of Mother Earth but also the destruction of the souls of Native American girls and boys who are being exploited to satisfy the workers in the burgeoning oil industry. 

North Dakota has increased its oil production 3-fold since 2005 when it adopted the oil-extraction technique of fracking. This boom has brought with it an onslaught of oil rig workers.  Towns are unprepared to deal with this population surge, and crime is increasing dramatically.  Native American women, who are at greater risk of sexual exploitation than any other population in the United States, are being used to satisfy the needs of the men who make up the 'tent cities' that have sprung up around the wells.  Much like the rampant exploitation that occured in the late 1700s when the logging industry came to the region, Native American women are being groomed, assaulted, and pimped out to workers.  

Our next short film project seeks to tell the stories of these women and their communities, and reveal the human cost of fracking. 

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3 Generations

New York, NY, United States
http://www.3generations.org

Project Leader

Jane Wells

3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Native American Women: Voices from the Margin