Voices from Standing Rock


Bring Lakota People's Law Project to Your Campus

If you are interested in having Attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and/or Daniel Sheehan speak at your school, please fill out this form.

Next Steps in the NoDAPL Movement

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When Bismarck cried out that its water supply would be endangered, the Dakota Access pipeline was rerouted to the reservation despite a similar threat. Lakota grandmothers said, “No. We must protect the future of our children. Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” The eyes of the world turned to middle America as concerned demonstrators arrived, filled camps, sang around ritual fires, were attacked, were arrested, and were thrown in jail. Now, as the oil flows under Lake Oahe as a result of the current administration’s fast-tracking of the pipeline’s environmental review, hundreds face false charges and jail time.

Topic Areas

Chase and Danny can address the following subject areas.

• Political Science, History, and Legal Studies: Politics of Big Oil; freedom of speech and assembly; civil rights and targeting of protesters in America; tribal nation treaty rights.

Ethnic Studies: Why the indigenous worldview is critical to our survival; Native American rights.

Environmental Studies: Climate change; the true cost of fossil fuels for our planet; alternative views on our relationship to the Earth.