“Water is our first home. Water is our first medicine. Without water, there is no life.” -Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), Activist
A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that may have caused her daughter’s critical health problems. Meanwhile, a Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion of uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up exposes the cost of uranium mining and its impact on Great Plains drinking water.