Shiala Grey-Sky KingShiala Grey-Sky King

Shiala is a Lakota painter with a passion for philosophy and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Born and raised in South Dakota, Shiala was exposed to both the culture and the dysfunction of crumbling Sioux reservations; a strange and beautiful mix of song, dance, eagle feathers and decay.  She grew up holding a camera, on the shoulders of journalist parents. Her introduction to human rights and media began at age eight when her parents debuted their newspaper, "The Native Voice.”   Today Shiala fights for Indigenous rights through projects ranging from traditional Navajo weaving to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, working to expose the plight of her people through film, art, writing, graphic design, and community outreach campaigns.

The Boxers of Brule

TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program | 2018