Kind Hearted Woman April 1 & April 2, 2013 The intimate story of a single mother desperately trying to heal following years of abuse.
113:55 Part One FRONTLINE tells the story of a single mother trying to heal following years of abuse. 174:07 Part Two Robin continues her quest to heal her family, find love and build a career. FEATURED FROM THIS REPORT THE LATEST
April 1, 2013, 12:22 pm ET
Why did Robin and her children participate in the film? How are Darian and Anthony doing? Where can I find resources for abuse survivors? Get answers to these questions and more.
May 2, 2013, 12:29 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
Spirit Lake’s leadership has been beset by allegations that it ignored or enabled problems of child abuse on the reservation. The BIA has known about the problems at Spirit Lake for at least two years, but took no action until a whistleblower went public with concerns.
April 12, 2013, 1:53 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
The elders say the council hasn’t dealt with corruption and child abuse on the North Dakota reservation.
April 3, 2013, 11:31 am ET · by Sarah Childress
For centuries, tribal rule has been overshadowed by federal laws that gave jurisdiction to federal authorities. But that’s changing.
April 2, 2013, 8:39 pm ET
Kind Hearted Woman connect to bigger issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and tribal justice? Independent Lens offers a guide for discussion.
April 1, 2013, 8:43 pm ET · by Nathan Tobey
Join us on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for a live chat with “Kind Hearted Woman” Robin Poor Bear, filmmaker David Sutherland and FRONTLINE reporter Sarah Childress. You can leave a question now.
April 1, 2013, 8:41 pm ET
Her poems explore themes including addiction, abuse and personal redemption.
April 1, 2013, 8:40 pm ET
In the gripping conclusion to David Sutherland’s “Kind Heated Woman,” Robin, Darian and Anthony confront new beginnings, new conflicts, new struggles and new triumphs.
April 1, 2013, 10:35 am ET
More than 1 in 3 women in the United States have been abused by a partner. As a resource for victims of such abuse,
Independent Lens has compiled a guide for those in need of immediate help, as well as a list of advocacy organizations.
March 29, 2013, 3:02 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
The case had been flagged by a whistleblower, whose reports helped lead to federal intervention on the reservation.
March 29, 2013, 12:25 pm ET · by Jason M. Breslow
For Native Americans, a life along the red road means a life lived clean and sober. It is a sacred concept, which for Robin Charboneau, was once elusive.
March 28, 2013, 11:52 am ET · by Nathan Tobey
Join a special advance screening of “Kind Hearted Woman” with filmmaker David Sutherland and the film’s subject, Robin Charboneau.
March 25, 2013, 4:17 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
New domestic violence protections for Native American women will take time to put in place. For some, it may not happen at all.
February 28, 2013, 2:52 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
The Bureau of Indian Affairs detailed for the first time on Wednesday the efforts it’s made to address concerns of child abuse on the Spirit Lake reservation in North Dakota. Some residents said it wasn’t enough.
February 25, 2013, 4:19 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
It’s been five months since the federal government took over child services at a North Dakota reservation amid reports of unchecked child abuse. What’s changed?
February 14, 2013, 11:48 am ET · by Jason M. Breslow
“My films are really about people and how they react,” says David Sutherland, director of the forthcoming film “Kind Hearted Woman,” airing April 1 and 2 on PBS.
February 4, 2013, 4:35 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
One of the new changes in the Violence Against Women Act could help protect Native American women from abusers. So why has it been so controversial?
September 17, 2012, 4:35 pm ET · by Sarah Childress
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said Monday that it will take control of social services on a North Dakota reservation, …
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