The Visionary Activist Show

The Visionary Activist Show – [updated] Standing Rock Persisting Everywhere!

This week, joyfully, Caroline welcomes influential Story Crafters for Sane Reverence:

Phyllis Young, leader in American Indian Movement,

and her ally film-maker Tricia van Klaveren,

making “Guardians of the Water,” a film to debut at the Standing Rock Film Festival… Composting Colonialism into nutrient for Sane Reverence.

And weaving in Mitchell Zephier, Executive Director of the Standing Rock Nation Film Festival.

And it’s Fund Drive time – – proffering 100 all access passes to the Inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film Festival being held at Prairie Knights Casino & Resort, Fort Yates, May 5, 6 and 7th, 2017.


“I am ‘Woman Who Stands By The Water’ and my other name is ‘Woman Who Loves the Water.’ I was given those names by my people because it’s been my life struggle to protect the water.” – Phyllis Young (More from interview with Ecowatch)


Phyllis Young (Standing Rock Sioux) is a former councilwoman for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Central Oceti Sakowin camp organizer, coordinator of the First International Indian Treaty Council at Standing Rock (1974), coordinator of United Nations Conference on Indian People and theirs Lands (Geneva 1977 – beginning UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), Co-Founder of Women of All Red Nations (1978 – worked to end the forced sterilization of Indian women and support the welfare of children), former Chair of Board of Trustees of National Museum of the American Indian and 15 years Board Member.


Tricia van Klaveren is a film producer and the principal of Fully Loaded Pictures. She is the producer/showrunner of Guardians of the Water and is an Inaugural Board Member of the Standing Rock Nation. She has produced or executive produced the following theatrical films and documentaries: Lying, World Premiere Cannes 2006, and Director’s Fortnight; Edmond, World Premiere Venice 2005; The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, World Premiere Cannes 2004, and Directors Fortnight; I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, North American Premiere, Sundance 2004; The Killer Inside Me, Sundance 2010; and Vanishing of the Bees. (More at

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