Protect Tribal Health and Safety
Lakota communities, historically threatened at every turn, today face new dangers from environmental racism and COVID-19. We lead and support efforts to keep Lakota communities safe and secure.
Preserve Tribal Checkpoints and Funding!
Tell the Dept. of Treasury and Bureau of Indian Affairs to respect tribal health, safety, and sovereignty. Promised funds must be sent to tribes on time, and COVID checkpoints must continue to protect reservations. Uninvited BIA cops could replace tribal police at Cheyenne River. They have no business on sacred lands.
Making a Difference
Defending tribal COVID Checkpoints
emailed SD Gov. Kristi Noem to protect tribal COVID-19 checkpoints
Recovering from 2019’s bomb cyclones
secured for Oglala Nation flood relief
Protecting Native families during COVID-19
sent emails to the McLaughlin City Council to protect Native families amid the pandemic.
Dispute over South Dakota tribal checkpoints escalates after Gov. Kristi Noem seeks federal help
"Governor Noem's decision to escalate the tension right now over checkpoints doesn't make sense from a public health perspective," Chase Iron Eyes, a spokesman for Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner and lead counsel for the Lakota People's Law Project, said.