The Life & Fight of Maria Pearson

MY PEOPLE'S BONES

PREMIERES 2 P.M.

APRIL 19

ONLY ON KNIGHT VISION

"Give me back my people's bones..."

Maria Pearson (Running Moccasins) was known as a peacemaker, a warrior, and one of the most influential women in history for the 1990 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act. Originally from the Yankton-Sioux Tribe, she fearlessly defended the remains of her people, so that they could be undisturbed during their Spirit Journeys.

Even when she faced sometimes dangerous reactions to her cause, Maria Pearson fought tooth and nail against archaeologists and other artifact dealers from 1971 up until her death in 2003. My People's Bones will give you a emotional look at the trials and tribulations she faced to advocate and defend her ancestor's heritage.