film title englishA documentary film by Sylvie Jacquemin

Dennis Yellow Thunder, Oglala Sioux:
Dennis was one of the Native guests of Honor at the Powwow & conference event, set in Ornans (Eastern France) in 2008 by the Swiss Association 4WINDS (!__english).
Dennis was already quite connected with Europe, where he had been invited many times as a speaker as well as to perform his traditional dances. When we arrived, his French companion Emy did some of the translations to the group. I was glad that she shared that task, particularly at the Wounded Knee encounter, where the high level of emotions made it hard for me to concentrate and hold the camera smoothly.
Dennis has a  strong family history that is part of Native American HISTORY: A Great-Great Grandson of Chief American Horse, he recovered with great pain from the violent murder of his uncle Raymond Yellow Thunder, in Gordon, Nebraska, when he was 13 years old. This shocking event ignited the Wounded Knee revolt led by AIM ( = American Indian Movement) in 1973.
Dennis is now working as Natural Resources Technician at the Oglala Sioux Tribe Natural Resources Regulatory Agency , while his daughter, Elisha Yellow Thunder, is a student in geology at the Oglala Lakota College. Like him she is also actively fighting against the proposed Uranium mining near the southwestern borders of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She is currently featured in a documentary called: CRYING EARTH RISE by Suree Towfighnia.

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