Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie is a member of the Red Rising Magazine collective, the University of Winnipeg Student Association Vice-President External Affairs, and all-around powerhouse in the city’s political landscape.
On a recent edition of CKUW 95.9 FM show People Of Interest, she came in to speak about a movie screening, and her time spent in North Dakota at the water protection camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The movie screening took place on Tue. Aug. 23 at the West End Cultural Centre. It was the premiere of the documentary Mikinakay: The Trail of the Turtle, which depicts the journey of two youths from Sagkeeng First Nation as they heal from the effects of inter-generational trauma.
The event was also a fundraiser for OnjisayAki, a youth climate gathering taking place in Sagkeeng in September. You can find out more about the movie at https://www.facebook.com/trailoftheturtle/, and OnjisayAki at http://www.turtlelodge.org/?post_type=dd_events&p=2379.
In the second half of the interview, Sadie describes her time spent at the camp set up to halt the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. She and a carload of her friends decided they needed to go out to support the people on the front-lines and that was exactly what they did.