The Journey to Justice
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.
Greta and Tokata lead anti-KXL rally
Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma
The New York Times
Madonna Thunder Hawk, an organizer with the Lakota People’s Law Project, said the court’s decision and a recent federal ruling that ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota had been cause for celebration. Just not too much.
“It’s a war for us,” she said. “There are some victories, but the war continues.”
Chase protests to return the Black Hills
Thousands of Native Voters 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."
Victory over KXL!
AOC joins Lakota Law and tribes in opposing KXL
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."
Prosecutors drop all serious charges against Iron Eyes
COVID-19 and the climate crisis are intertwined threats to Native Americans and the Earth.
Environmental Health News: by Chase Iron Eyes
Within the past few weeks, Indigenous communities in the U.S. achieved a pair of substantial victories regarding pipelines. First, legal action by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe compelled a Federal judge in Washington, D.C., to revoke permits for the Dakota Access pipeline. Then another federal judge in Montana ruled that the environmental impact review process for the KCL pipeline was flawed and he halted its construction through domestic waterways.
Judge shuts down DAPL
Your Support Makes Justice Possible
As we begin to see new opportunities for progress under a new administration, your gift gives voice to the rights and sovereignty of the Lakota people and empowers our mission for justice. Wopila Tanka — thank you for standing with the Lakota!
By the Numbers
the Lakota People's Law Project has worked to win justice with the Lakota
emailed ND State's Attorney to demand he drop charges against all water protectors
emailed SD Gov. Kristi Noem to protect tribal COVID-19 checkpoints
secured for Oglala Nation flood relief
of free technical assistance to Lakota families challenging ICWA violations
cared for in Lakota Law's Native-run foster care home on Standing Rock in 2020
Clear Impact for Real People
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. So many times, we feel like the kid looking into the window from outside — feeling like what happens in this country has nothing to do with us. Thank you, my friends, for allowing us to participate.
Janet Thomas, former executive director of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The leaders of all the Lakota tribes and I are deeply grateful to the Lakota People's Law Project for fighting on behalf of our nation. This is a pivotal moment in the history of Native American people. We thank you for standing with us.
Chief Joseph Brings Plenty, former Cheyenne River Tribal Chairman
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
I look forward to continuing to work with the Lakota People’s Law Project to ensure that the voices of Native voters are heard.
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)
I would like to thank the Lakota People's Law Project for giving us hope and helping us to make a stand for our rights and for the rights of our generations. LPLP is our voice, and provides direction on what we need to do to fight for our children and grandchildren.
Eileen Chasing Horse of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
I want to thank the Lakota People’s Law Project for stepping up on the important venture of partnering with Standing Rock to support Native voting rights.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Mike Faith
As LGBTQ/2Spirit activists from Pine Ridge, we deeply appreciate the partnership of the Lakota People's Law Project in recent years. They have stood by us and helped us reach many people about the dramatic, positive shift taking place in attitudes towards Native Two Spirit LGBTQ's communities.
Monique "Muffie" Mousseau and Felipa De Leon, Oglala Sioux LGBTQ2S Activists
I really want to thank the Lakota People’s Law Project for coming into my community and helping.
Avis Little Eagle, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council