This Girl's Middle School Photography Project Will Steal Your Breath Away

Shanice is 13 and lives on an Apache reservation. For a summer school project, she was asked to record a video about herself. This is what she made. 

Shanice's story is just one of dozens of beautiful and devastating videos by Apache teens on the San Carlos Apache Reservation two hours outside of Phoenix, Ariz.

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This week, a Supreme Court ruling has acknowledged that, at least for the sake of federal criminal prosecutions, most of the eastern half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Tribe. The ruling enforces treaties made in the 19th century, despite objections from state and federal governments, and upholds the sovereignty of the Muscogee to prosecute crimes committed by tribe members within their own lands.

The U.S. government has a long and storied history of breaking treaties with Native American tribes, and Indigenous communities have suffered greatly because of those broken promises.

Stacy Leeds, a former Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice and former special district court judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, described the ruling in an article on Slate:

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