"Winner: Audience Award, Best Documentary -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2005 ; Winner: Social Justice Award -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2005 ; Official Selection -- Mill Valley Film Festival, 2005."--cover.
Tells the story of four battles in which Native American activists are fighting to preserve their land and culture. Gail Small leads the fight to protect the Cheyenne homeland in Montana from proposed methane gas wells that threaten to pollute the water and make the land unsuitable for farming or ranching. In Alaska, Evon Peter is fighting against efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Mitchell and Rita Capitan have founded an organization of Eastern Navajo people in New Mexico, whose drinking water is threatened by proposed uranium mining. In Maine, Barry Dana is battling state government and the paper companies that have left his people unable to fish or swim in or harvest medicinal plants from the river on which they've depended for 10,000 years. [Gail Small], Northern Cheyenne: the coal wars -- [Evon Peter], Gwich'in: The People and the caribou are one -- [Mitchell and Rita Capitan], Navajo: Yellowcake -- [Barry Dana], Penobscot: a People and their river.