The BEST episodes of Rise

Every episode of Rise ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rise!

We travel to Indigenous communities across the Americas to meet people protecting their homelands and rising up against colonization.

Last Updated: 1/26/2024Network: VICE TV (US)Status: Ended
Red Power: Standing Rock Part II
34 votes

#1 - Red Power: Standing Rock Part II

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/27/2017

Over 5,000 Red Power warriors have descended on Standing Rock camp to stand in solidarity and protect tribal burial sites from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The Urban Rez
33 votes

#2 - The Urban Rez

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/2017

An urban reservation in Canada aims to fight poverty, crime and violence against girls and women.

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Sacred Water: Standing Rock Part I
37 votes

#3 - Sacred Water: Standing Rock Part I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/27/2017

The people of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation of North and South Dakota fight to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland.

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Apache Stronghold
8 votes

#4 - Apache Stronghold

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/3/2017

The Apache's most sacred land has been handed over to a multinational mining company by the US government, but the San Carlos Apache are fighting to stop the transfer.

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Warriors Rising
6 votes

#5 - Warriors Rising

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/10/2017

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MMA Warriors
5 votes

#6 - MMA Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2017

Young Navajo fighters who engage in mixed-martial arts in order to combat alcoholism, racism and violence are spotlighted.

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Hawaiian Sovereignty
5 votes

#7 - Hawaiian Sovereignty

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/24/2017

Young Indigenous Hawaiians fight to reclaim their Occupied Kingdom from US control, resisting the construction of a billion-dollar telescope at the summit of their sacred Mauna Kea.

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Poisoned River
7 votes

#8 - Poisoned River

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/3/2017

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