Secure Treaty Lands

The Black Hills are not for sale — and they never were! Let’s respect our treaties and return stolen lands to our continent’s original peoples.

Tell Biden: Appoint Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior!

Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, who is uniquely qualified to fill the position of Secretary of the Interior, should become the United States' first Native cabinet member. Join us in urging the Biden-Harris administration to make history by appointing Rep. Haaland to lead the executive branch's relationships with tribal nations.

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Chase protests to return the Black Hills

July 3, 2020: Chase Iron Eyes faces a line of National Guard members during a protest against Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota.
Posted: July 04, 2020

Native Americans protest Trump’s Mt. Rushmore rally

PBS Newshour

Chase Iron Eyes: We have an ancient a priori and sovereign right to say who can and can't pass through our territory according to the 1851 and 1868 treaties, which are much newer than our United States Constitution.

13,038
people

signed our petition to return the Black Hills to the Lakota

LPLP attorneys Lanny Sinkin and Daniel Sheehan

In 2017, Lakota Law defended lead counsel Chase Iron Eyes after he was arrested at Standing Rock, arguing that no trespassing charge should stand against a person arrested on his own tribal treaty land.

Pe Sla: sacred ground returned to the Lakota!

Lakota Law mobilized activists and the press to amplify the fight to return this sacred site, and Chase Iron Eyes helped lead the fight to stop mining in the Black Hills. Photo credit: Indianz.com
Posted: July 09, 2020

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.”

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