Four Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the divisive Vietnam War and how their communities helped them carry their warrior legacy proudly. From the Marine Corps to the Navy to the US Army,  veterans Valerie Barber, Art Owen, Sandy White Hawk, Vince Beyl, and civilian eyapaha (announcer) Jerry Dearly recall their memories of one of the most controversial eras in United States history.

“The People’s Protectors” is a Twin Cities PBS original production with funding provided in part by Vision Maker Media: “Empowering and engaging native people to tell stories,” the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Mark and Mary Davis Foundation.”


This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.