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Two South Dakota Sioux train for Alcatraz swim: Men on a mission for sake of their tribe: To inspire fellow Indians to improve their health, two men swim off Alcatraz
San Francisco Chronicle, September 13, 2003

A heroic swim from Alcatraz by 2 Sioux Novices refused to quit in frigid waters
San Francisco Chronicle, September 16, 2003

Meeting a Current Challenge: To inspire fellow Indians to improve their health, two men swim off Alcatraz
Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2003

From Indian Reservation to Health Boot Camp
San Francisco Chronicle, October 4, 2008

Film spotlights health-conscious Alcatraz swimmers
KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA, February 5, 2010

The Morning Show: interview with Nancy Iverson and Richard Iron Cloud:
KPFA, Berkeley, CA, February 4, 2010
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Or listen to the entire program (interview starts about 1 hour and 45 minutes into the show)

A blurb about “From the Badlands to Alcatraz” and link to film site is posted on the Geography of Hope Facebook page

‘New Traditions Lead to New Healing’
Swimmer Magazine, September/October 2010   (PDF)

Interview with “From the Badlands to Alcatraz” filmmaker Nancy Iverson
Tribal Talk Radio
. (Note: Under “Listen to Past Shows,” scroll down to Iverson interview on 10/14/2010)

Fleet Week flotilla roars into San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Chronicle, October 9, 2010

Documentary on Lakota Alcatraz program will be shown in state
The Daily Republic, September 24, 2010

Teen to speak on Alcatraz swim
The Norman Transcript, September 11, 2010.

Swimming for their lives: Filmmaker with Waterloo ties captures Alcatraz swim:
WCF Courier, August 26, 2010

Film Follows Former Ottumwan to Alcatraz:
Ottumwa Courier, August 20, 2010
Documentary showcases doctor’s work on American Indian issues:

Movie Review: From the Badlands to Alcatraz
The Daily Iowan, August 27, 2010

Oceans of opportunity: Landlocked festival brings West Coast experience to I.C.
Eastern  Iowa Life
, August 28, 2010

Jaws. Lots of Jaws: Film review including From the Badlands to Alcatraz
River Cities Reader, 22 August 2010

Landlocked Film Festival to Show Dozens of Screenings
Daily Iowan
, August 26, 2010

Lakota Team Takes on Challenge
South Dakota Public Broadcasting Magazine, Vermillion, SD, July, 2010 (page 5)

Alcatraz swim gives Lakota youth a fresh start
KEVN Black Hills Fox, Rapid City, SD, May 15, 2010

Film features Lakota youth who completed 2005 Alcatraz swim
KEVN Black Hills Fox , Rapid City, SD, May 14, 2010

Plunging into healthier living
San Francisco Examiner, January 29, 2010

Dakota Midday” interview with Nancy Iverson
SDPB, Vermillion, SD, May 13, 2010

Indie Spirit Film Festival comes to Colo. Springs
KXRM Fox 21, Colorado Springs, CO April 22, 2010

Indie Spirit Trailers, The Big Something Show
KRCC, Colorado Springs, CO, April 20, 2010

From the Badlands to Alcatraz (film review) and From Pediatrician to Movie Maker (feature story)
The M Report, WBOC-TV 16, Dover, DE, April 9, 2010.

The Fog Files: interview with Nancy Iverson
KFOG radio, San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2010

Interview with Nancy Iverson
Radio Alice, San Francisco, CA, January 21, 2010