AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock is among the films being screened at the inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.
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First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4





The inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place this weekend.

Phyllis Young, an elder from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the president and founder of the event., which features film, music and more. She was sitting on the tribal council when she told the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline not to come to her people's territory, a warning that helped spark the international #NoDAPL movement

“We all share the same air and drink water, and by showing the stories that focus on the struggle to protect natural resources, sacred sites and human rights,” Young said in a press release announcing the festival.

The event takes place June 2-4 at the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort on the North Dakota portion of the reservation.

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