Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

http://www.ted.com Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10

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Comment by Pixie on November 12, 2010 at 11:53am
Micah,
Thank you for sharing this video. What has happened to the American Natives during the building up of this great nation has always and will forever haunt me. And I agree to not just give back the Black Hills, but oh, so much more.
Comment by Dan on November 19, 2010 at 8:18am
In addition, what was the Mormon solution to help this nation? To take the native children into their homes to give them an education and save their souls. Which would help to destroy the Native American culture? Just because our fore fathers were greedy, murdering a-- holes does not mean we have to be. I suppose the way we can help as an individual is to support their cause as did the whites in the 60's who joined the blacks to invoke equal rights. as a Canadian we still abuse the Native Americans, As an individual the least I can do is to ask my elected representative what the government is doing to help them.

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