Allyship and Equity
The Lakota believe in respect, compassion, and generosity. We must look outside ourselves, become part of the larger movement for equity, and build unity. All frontline communities can and should rise together.
Tell Biden: Free Leonard Peltier!
American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Leonard Peltier was convicted on false evidence in 1975 and sentenced to two life sentences. He’s been a political prisoner in a federal penitentiary since 1977. It’s long past time for the White House to grant him clemency. Tell the president: do the right thing, and free Leonard Peltier! You can learn more here.
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Making a Difference
Standing Rock changed the world
Dakota Access pipeline continues America’s oldest narrative: Cowboys vs. Indians
The Hill: op-ed by Chase Iron Eyes
On Dec. 3, 1875, the US Army ordered my Lakota ancestors back to the reservation, including Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and others who were out hunting at the time. The full might of the US military would subdue all those who did not comply. More than 140 years later, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a similar directive, in effect right now.
emailed ND State's Attorney to demand he drop charges against all water protectors
Standing Rock the Vote!
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota getting free IDs
The Associated Press
We're at our best in crisis," said Phyllis Young, an organizer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for the Lakota People's Law Project, adding that the issue "is only making us more aware of our rights, more energized, and more likely to vote this November."
secured for Oglala Nation flood relief
Recovering from 2019’s bomb cyclones
Know that you have so many people who are beside you and stand behind you in this fight.
Greta Thunberg speaking at the Pine Ridge Reservation
Victory over KXL!
cared for in Lakota Law's Native-run foster home on Standing Rock in 2020
Greta and Tokata lead anti-KXL rally
Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families
National Public Radio
These are all the different people who had their kids taken away from their entire families," explains Sheehan, who works for the Lakota People's Law Project. "Not one of them has had their children left with a relative of any kind."
AOC joins Lakota Law and tribes in opposing KXL
Thank you, Lakota People's Law Project, for assisting us in being a part of history, helping us get out the Native vote in 2020.
Janet Thomas, former executive director of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
of free technical assistance to Lakota families challenging ICWA violations