Pearl Daniel-Means is a producer, activist, and author who speaks around the world on matters concerning indigenous issues, human rights, and environmentalism. She was born into the Ashiihi (Salt) Clan of the Navajo Nation. Her Lakota name, Iyoyanbya Izanzan Win, translates loosely to "Bright Light". Pearl walked alongside the late American Indian activist, author, artist, and actor Russell Means, as his wife, business manager, and collaborator. In this excerpt, from the forthcoming documentary END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK, Pearl explains the shortcomings of patriarchal leadership, and the true strength of the indigenous matriarchal way of being.