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Independent Lens Episode: "Young Lakota"

Season 15, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: "Young Lakota" chronicles the political awakening of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor Brandon Ferguson on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota when Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, announces plans to open a Planned Parenthood clinic on the reservation after the South Dakota legislature passes a law outlawing all abortions. The move proves controversial, and ultimately leads the tribal council to impeach Fire Thunder.
Original Air Date: Nov 25, 2013

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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