A dream come true.

A dream come true.

The Enbridge company announced that they want to build a new pipeline and Winona dreamed that she needed to oppose the project with a horse ride going ‘against the flow of the oil’.

So in 2014 I filmed Winona and Honor the Earth’s efforts to stop the Sandpiper pipeline from coming through her territory. From Public Utility Commission meeting to the legislature to tribal hearings I have been following this story of people who are engaging in an open and civil society.

How are Native communities are being adversely affected by ‘big oil’? Exploring the life of an activist who admits that her life is like a circus, we see that circus come to life.

First Daughter and the Black Snake by Keri Pickett

First Daughter and the Black Snake by Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.