Growing Hemp on a Native American Reservation (Clip 1 of 1)
In this clip, associated with the Standing Silent Nation lesson plan, the White Plumes, a Native American family, want to grow industrial hemp on their reservation despite the fact that the growing of hemp is banned by U.S. law. Students should discuss whether or not the White Plumes should be allowed to grow hemp, basing their arguments on questions of agricultural and economic sustainability, tribal sovereignty or the war on drugs. Return to lesson plan »
A Native American family plants industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation. But when federal agents raided their fields, they were swept into a Byzantine struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights and common sense.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.