Protect our Future

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This is a 30-minute documentary produced by three Bad River Ojibwe teenagers that examines the spiritual, cultural, and environmental impact of a proposed massive open-pit taconite mine at the headwaters of our tribe's ancient wild rice beds. The videographer is Jordan Principato, 14-years-old; the writer/narrator is Shania Jackson, 14-years-old; and the music composer is Ahpahnae Thomas, 15-years-old, who created an original score for the documentary. Bad River Tribal Chair Mike Wiggins introduces the documentary. Patty Loew, Ph.D., Bad River tribal member, is the group's technical adviser. The project was shot on a JVC GY HM 150 high definition camera and edited on Sony's Vegas Video Pro 11. Original music was composed using Sony Acid Music Loops. Thanks to the First Peoples Fund of Rapid City, South Dakota for funds to produce this documentary.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Media of outputFilm
Size30.58 min
StatePublished - 2013


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