UNITY’s Pine Ridge Media Regional Summit
Scenes of Unity Journalists Media Regional SUmmit on the Oglala Lakota homeland, aka the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on May 2, 2015.
The regional event titled “Empower Your Lakota Story” on May 2brought journalists around the country to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for a gathering centered on media literacy, multimedia training, entrepreneurial journalism and a special town hall.
The conference came weeks after 57 children from American Horse School were racially harassed at a Rapid City minor league hockey game. Calls by the community and the tribe have been made to get the story out beyond the usual stereotypical pieces.