Hey, documentarians: How about visiting a rez besides Pine Ridge and reporting on the beauty, culture, dances, kids, and basketball there?
Right now the tally seems to be roughly Pine Ridge 7, Navajo 3, other 564 tribes zero.
Let the discussion begin
This led to a discussion with my Facebook friends:
It's the 2013 version of the century-old stereotype that Indians are all about chiefs, warriors, tipis, and buffalo. Uh, no.
Heck, put the names of the 566 tribes in a hat and pick one at random. Anything but the umpteenth article/video/Johnny Depp drive-by.
What's up with Lakota docs?
If you didn't know anything about Indians until you visited Pine Ridge, and now you're all about helping the Lakota, I have to wonder about your motives. You're ignoring about 98% of the story by focusing your attention in one place.