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Native Power: Language, Land, and Water NoDAPL

nodalpThe actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota continue. While mainstream media coverage is lacking, Native, citizen and independent journalists have been using social media to share anything from profiles within the Oceti Sakowin Camp, to live Facebook video of on-the-ground actions. We share interviews from a grassroots media group called the Voices of Standing Rock.

Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone Native American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations. 


Kevin Gillbert, activist at Standing Rock, Voices of Standing Rock, Grassroots Media Group, Audrey De La Rosa, Native American Water Protector, S, Water Protector, First People, Toronto, Canada, Vincent Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone, Language and Culture Activist, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow Gabriel Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone Dottie Galvan, Chochenyo Ohlone Elder, Cathy G., Chochenyo Ohlone Elder

Producers: Marie Choi, Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada

Host: R.J. Lozada

Contributing Producer: Voices of Standing Rock, Vincent Medina


Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Production Interns:

Web Editor: Kwan Booth

Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin

Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

Organizational Volunteers:


_ghost, “Lullaby” 

Kai Engel, “July”

Lee Rosevere, “The Secret to Growing Up”

Lee Rosevere, “Making a Change”

Lee Rosevere, “Slow Lights”

For More Information:

Voices of Standing Rock (Facebook page)

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