Itís not just about our family growing hemp-- Itís about a bigger question about tribal sovereignty.
Sovereignty isnít something that you ask somebody for, sovereignty is something you assert.
We want our sovereignty.

--Debra White Plume



Standing Silent Nation EPK
High Resolution images for you to download from our Flickr account


-Standing Silent Nation and Director Suree Towfighnia are featured on "Under the Radar" a series on Fresh Cut.
-For interviews, additonal footage and deleted scenes visit the Standing Silent Nation site on POV.


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-For regularly updated press on Hemp visit: Vote Hemp news coverage
-Sedona Red Rock News “Ripple Wins Top Honors at Festival ”, March 5, 2008
-Reel "High Times Magazine’s Stony Award for Best Doc awarded to Towfighnia’s “Standing Silent Nation" October 16, 2007
-Indian Country Today "Pine Ridge Farmer Struggles to Grow Hemp" July 6, 2007
-New York Times “The Battle Over Hemp on an Indian Reservation”, July 3, 2007
-Tulsa World “A question of freedom: Documentary airing on PBS addresses one man’s fight for sovereignty” July 3, 2007
-Time Out Chicago “Hemp-ty handed: The Lakota Native Americans had their sustainable cash crops dug up by the U.S. government. Happy Independence Day.” June 24-July 4, 2007
-Conscious Choice "Standing Loud, Standing Proud" June 2007
-Native American Telecommunications "Producer Profile: Suree Towfighnia" May 2007
-Native American Telecommunications "Producer Profile: Courtney Hermann " May 2007
-Baltimore City Paper "Land and Freedom" May 2, 2007
-Reel "Standing Silent Nation” screens April 6-7 at Columbia College prior to premiere on PBS’ POV”, April 5, 2007
-Chicago Journal "Prairie Dust to Dawn" March 21, 2007
-Chicago Tribune "Court Rejects Appeal From Sioux Hemp Farmer" May 18, 2006
-Mother Jones, “The Drug War Comes to the Rez” February 13, 2001


-KPFA Women’s Magazine with Safi Wa Narobi July 2, 2007-MP3
-WMNF Tampa Women’s Show with Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt June 30, 2007 -MP3 (Filmmaker on the show starts 4 minutes and 52 minutes into program)
-Lizz Brown Morning Wake Up in St. Louis on WGNU June 29, 2007-MP3
(Filmmakers are on in second half of show)
-WBAI Morning Wake up with Mario Murillo June 29, 2007 -MP3 (Filmmakers are on at minute 43:00)
-WBAI Tiokisin Ghost Face June 28, 2007 -MP3 (Filmmakers are on at minute 37:00)
-21st Century Radio "Two Hour Special on the Maryland Film Festival" April 22, 2007-MP3
-Native American Public Telecommunications"Producer Profile: Suree Towfighnia" May 2007-MP3
-Native American Public Telecommunications"Producer Profile: Courtney Hermann" May 2007-MP3

Coming Soon:
-Native America Calling with Harlan Mcosato 6/20/07 -MP3 (Filmmakers are on with Alex White Plume)
-Alex on KILI