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NYLA HELPER LAKOTA MEDICINE WOMAN: THROUGH TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH
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NYLA HELPER LAKOTA MEDICINE WOMAN: THROUGH TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Leslye Abbey

United States, 2015, 21min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Documentary
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showtime: 3:30 PM | Saturday March 23 | MoMI - Bartostickets

Cast:  Nyla Helper
Crew:  Producers: Leslye Abbey
Email:  snowflakevideoaol.com

synopsis
Nyla Helper, Mato Wiyan (Bear Woman), is a traditional Lakota Spiritual Woman of the Hunkpapa Band. She is a member of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Lakota Sioux) in South Dakota with her husband, a Lakota Spiritual Leader, Sundance Chief, and Head Man, David Swallow. Nyla Helper spent her early life training and participating in the traditional spiritual ceremonies of the Lakota. Now a mother and a grandmother, she is currently the Women's Sundance Helper for her husband's annual Medicine Wheel Sundance and assists him in his spiritual work and life. She is also a beautiful singer of traditional Lakota sacred songs and is highly knowledgeable about the uses of natural herbs in the old traditional Lakota ways of healing. Nyla speaks about the life she lived and the trials she overcame that made her into the respected medicine woman she is today.

director
Snowflake Video Productions is the innovation of filmmaker Leslye Abbey. Her worldwide adventures have given her the opportunity to capture and present diverse expressions of cultural identity. Her career as a psychotherapist and Cultural Social Worker, in such places as the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, combined with her photographic background, has granted her video camera intimate access into the human heart and spirit.
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