Winona LaDuke and Honor the Earth hold their 4th annual spiritual horse ride against the current of oil as her Ojibwe community is facing new Enbridge pipelines which threaten the sacred wild rice beds of Northern Minnesota. Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, embarks on a horse ride against the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline. Along the way the riders will raise awareness of the proposed pipeline by informing native communities and landowners of the inherent risks of the project and their rights to oppose it. The ride traverses the Sandy Lake and Rice Lake watersheds, a mother lode of wild rice in Minnesota. The proposed pipeline would threaten traditional wild rice beds from East to West. Photo by Keri Pickett.

Photo by Keri Pickett.

Artist Bio

Keri Pickett

Producer, Director & Director of Photography Keri Pickett’s work documents those who seek to right a wrong, sharing stories of how one person can make a difference. Her award-winning documentary feature film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’ documents the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history and it is now streaming on Netflix, sub-titled into ten languages. Virgil Films & Entertainment distributes in all media DVD, Amazon, iTunes.

One woman’s quest to keep crude oil pipelines out of her Ojibwe communities’ sacred wild rice beds.

Environmentalist Winona LaDuke would like to just spend time with her family, grow corn and put up solar panels. But when a new pipeline route threatens her sacred wild rice and Lake Superior, she springs into action defending clean water with treaties, slow food and spiritual horse rides.*

IN PERSON Following screening: Q & A with Winona LaDuke, Keri Pickett and Joanelle Romero

YEAR 2017

SECTION U.S. Doc Feature


RUN TIME 94 min

COMPANY  Pickett Pictures



Featuring: Winona LaDuke, Author, Economist and Anishinaabeg Environmental Activist

Keri Pickett
Keri Pickett
Executive Producers
Keri Pickett
Keri Pickett
Daniel Geiger
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Original Score
Richard Martinez

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