Advocacy journalism taps into crowdfunding

Honor the TreatyA crowdfunded project that caught my eye recently was Aaron Huey’s Pine Ridge Billboard initiative on

Huey has spent six years documenting life on native reservations in the US, places where he says unemployment runs at 80-90%, where most people live in poverty and where life expectancy for men is 47, on a par with Somalia and Afghanistan.

Huey likens the reservations to PoW camps and wants to confront Americans with that message on billboards, buses and in subway tunnels.

He’s raised nearly $12,000 towards his $17,250 goal with 20 days left for pledges.


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