Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

Grading Professor

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Subject Concentration

Urban Reporting

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


“There's all different forms of bullying,” says Steven Gray, a Lakota rancher and former law enforcement officer living in South Dakota. In this look into Gray’s life, we learn about two instances of bullying: the psychological and physical harassment that pushed his son, Tanner Thomas Gray, to commit suicide at age 12; And the controversial construction of an oil pipeline in an ancient tribal land that belongs to the Lakota people by rights of a treaty signed in 1851, which Gray sees as an institutional abuse infringing on the sovereignty of his people. Gray is involved in the movement that has been fighting the construction of the pipeline.


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