July 01, 2005

Meet Chase Iron Eyes


A lifelong enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Chase stood on the front lines of the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Targeted by militarized private security in league with law enforcement, he now faces ten years in federal prison if convicted for a pair of felonies falsely levied against him. The 2016 Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s congressional seat, Chase has dedicated himself to ending Native marginalization. He holds bachelor's degrees in political science and American Indian studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Juris Doctor of Law degree with an emphasis in Federal Indian Law from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. He currently serves as Lakota People’s Law Project Lead Counsel. Chase lives with his wife and three children on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

"Chase is a compelling speaker who brings a unique and powerful perspective to the discussion of environmental and racial justice. He effectively and eloquently translates the indigenous view of relationship with the planet for mainstream audiences."

– Naomi Klein, author