Widely recognized filmmaker dies following car crash in rural Nevada

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Myron Dewey is pictured on April 22, 2017 in New York City. (Getty Images)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — An Indigenous filmmaker who help draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has died.

Myron Dewey was a citizen of the Walker River Paiute Tribe.

He passed away Sunday after his car crashed in rural Nevada.

The 49-year-old won acclaim for his footage of the 2016 demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.

His visuals of Native Americans being sprayed with water cannons in freezing weather were widely viewed.

Dewey’s work on the protests was part of a long career of chronicling Indigenous and environmental issues.

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