Emerging Issues

We always do our best to keep you informed of what's current, but new issues arise every day in the Lakota People's struggle for justice. All these issues must be addressed. We thank you for your solidarity!

  • Ask Your Senator: Vote Yes to Confirm Deb Haaland

    Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico is uniquely qualified to fill the position of Secretary of the Interior, but some Senators have signaled they'll oppose her nomination. Join us in asking your Senator to support her confirmation without delay.

  • Pass the Native American Voting Rights Act Now!

    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Lakota People's Law Project have teamed up to pass the Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA). Co-authored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NAVRA will ensure tribal polling places have proper voting equipment, require tribal consultation on polling site locations, and provide tribes with the resources they need to carry out full and fair elections. Join us in calling on Congress to pass NAVRA. Let's ensure that the voices of Native communities are counted and heard!

  • Return Mount Rushmore and Black Hills to Lakota!

    In 1877, the US federal government unilaterally seized the Black Hills — which contain Mount Rushmore — from the Sioux, a direct violation of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. The treaty language stated that these lands should be reserved for the "absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Indians.”

  • Kristi Noem: Protect the People of South Dakota!

    Sign our petition to SD Gov. Kristi Noem telling her to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously by enforcing a mask mandate and other basic safety measures now. It's time to save lives instead of taking them.