Lakota People's Law Project
This new video spells out the Lakota People’s Law Project’s strategy to secure freedom for two high profile water protectors from Standing Rock, Chase Iron Eyes and HolyElk Lafferty. In February, militarized private security forces instructed law enforcement to single out and target former congressional candidate Chase Iron Eyes for his peaceful and prayerful demonstration against the Dakota Access pipeline. Now, Chase faces more than five years in prison for his defense of his homeland, and HolyElk confronts charges of criminal trespass. As our attorneys prepare for the upcoming trials, in this new video long-time Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk shares her history and perspective with you—she explains why she’s calling on all of us to support these young Lakota warriors as they face persecution by North Dakota. The future of water, land, and air hangs in the balance.