Thursday, October 27, 2011

ABC 20/20 Documentary: Children of the Plains

When this documentary aired on ABC a few weeks ago Jake and I made it a point to sit down and watch it. It was so extremely insightful to many of the how’s and why’s running through our minds the past few months as we’ve started on this journey of hosting our girls from the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It answered a lot of our questions, and also brought up more questions that perhaps we will be able to shed light on as we continue with our hosting experience. This documentary was filmed at Pine Ridge, a neighboring reservation to Rosebud in South Dakota. Our church’s hosting program currently has 12 students from Rosebud, and 1 student from Pine Ridge. This documentary is about 40 minutes long, but definitely gives a vivid and honest glimpse into the culture, family dynamics, and living conditions on ‘the rez’. You can watch the full documentary here:


Farmgirl Chaos said...

I made a point of seeing this as well! I wondered how close it was to Rosebud. It raised some questions for me as well, with the hope to someday help these students achieve post-secondary education.

nick&abby said...

We watched it too...I couldn't remember where your girls were from...definitely worth the 40 minutes