Native American filmmaker and journalist Myron Dewey dies
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An Indigenous filmmaker who help draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has died.
Myron Dewey was a citizen of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. He passed away Sunday after his car crashed in rural Nevada.
The 49-year-old won acclaim for his footage of the 2016 demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. His visuals of Native Americans being sprayed with water cannons in freezing weather were widely viewed.
Dewey’s work on the protests was part of a long career of chronicling Indigenous and environmental issues.