Dancing Warrior

10 mins


On windswept hills surrounded by the bluffs of the Lakota Badlands sits the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For the native youth, living here can be a struggle – the teen suicide rate is among the highest in the country. But many have found hope and purpose in the traditional sport of horse racing known as “Indian Relay.” We follow one teen racing team, named Dancing Warrior, who come together to compete and support each other as they face the challenges of life on the reservation. Witness the coming of age story of Lakota teens, as they find strength in tradition and passion in competition.

Production Team

Peter Goetz
Rachel McDonald

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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