Standing Rock was a pivotal point in our history as Indigenous Youth. It was tactics like controlled media narratives that allowed us to show truth about how this corporation was treating Indigenous Peoples. For the first time in American history, our story was being told by us.
The IIYC is collaborating with AWAKE (producers of Awake the Film), to train youth in media development and production from a non-violent direct action (NVDA) point-of-view. Elements of the training include, planning & storyboarding, camera & drone operation, storytelling, public speaking and editing.
By participating in this training, youth develop stories and share them through a digital medium in a compelling, concise and emotive way. This enables IIYC youth to reach a broader audience when telling their stories centered around life, activism and civic engagement.