my friend Geoff is in law school… he is extremely passionate about Native American rights and will be working with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota this summer. Apparently, Pine Ridge has some of the highest crime rates and of the lowest life expectancies in the western hemisphere :( it is also one of the poorest counties in the United States. It is really important to continue to educate ourselves on “local” issues. Aaron Huey has a unique perspective as he tells the visual story of this reservation.
i am sharing a censored selection of Aaron Huey’s observations… i don’t like to share upsetting images here because the purpose of my blog is to convey a feeling that many of his pictures contradict.. but i recommend looking and seeing them!