More: chase iron eyes

From Sweden to Pine Ridge
From Sweden to Pine Ridge (October 10, 2019)

Young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become an international star in a little over a year.


Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation
Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation (January 21, 2019)

Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.


VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident
VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident (January 20, 2019)

'I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out,' activist Chase Iron Eyes said of the widely-condemned incident.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.


Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.


Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (November 10, 2016)

With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.


Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)

Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.


Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)

Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history in North Dakota (October 31, 2016)

It’s an understatement to say that North Dakota is making history.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)

Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)

What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?


Dakota Access ramps up spending on lobbying and politicians as battle continues
Dakota Access ramps up spending on lobbying and politicians as battle continues (October 25, 2016)

Dakota Access has Indian Country beat when it comes to the money race in the nation's capital.


Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (October 17, 2016)

Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North Dakota
Mark Trahant: Native candidates turn #NoDAPL into a campaign issue in North Dakota (October 11, 2016)

We’re about a month away from this election season being over — and so there is a lot going on in the #NativeVote16 universe.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)

Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.


Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline
Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline (September 22, 2016)

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) has a rocky relationship with Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (September 22, 2016)

It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.


Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock
Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock (September 15, 2016)

On social media and in real life we hear this often: 'What can I do to help Standing Rock?'


Mark Trahant: State erects silly roadblock at peaceful #NoDAPL camp
Mark Trahant: State erects silly roadblock at peaceful #NoDAPL camp (August 29, 2016)

The disconnect between the perception of Camp Sacred Stone and the reality of the moment starts a few miles south of Mandan, North Dakota.


Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing
Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing (August 22, 2016)

My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River.


Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign (August 9, 2016)

Raising money is the toughest challenge for any Native American who runs for office.


Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota
Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota (June 15, 2016)

I have written before that the 2016 election seems like an 'outsiders' election and you cannot get any more outsider than Native American candidates.


Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (April 27, 2016)

Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.


Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders
Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders (April 15, 2016)

It’s easy to hurt other Natives when we don’t think much of Native people generally.


Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates
Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates (April 14, 2016)

I’ve written before that you cannot get any more 'outsider' than running a Native American candidate.


Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes launches campaign for Congress
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes launches campaign for Congress (April 4, 2016)

Chase Iron Eyes is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a founder of Last Real Indians and an attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project.


Native Sun News: Tribal activist rallies against global trade partnership
Native Sun News: Tribal activist rallies against global trade partnership (March 2, 2016)

At rally here against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, tribal member Chase Iron Eyes told the crowd he mistrusts the federal trade and public policy measure, partly because of Indians’ bad experience with treaties.


Chase Iron Eyes: Real sovereigns don't disenroll their own people
Chase Iron Eyes: Real sovereigns don't disenroll their own people (February 10, 2016)

'Real Indians' certainly wouldn’t hire a non-Indian consultant to tell them who's a relative and who's not.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp (August 31, 2015)

Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.


Opinion: Tribal disobedience over unfair taxes in Indian Country
Opinion: Tribal disobedience over unfair taxes in Indian Country (April 29, 2015)

Beyond disobedience, tribal spending power and economic self-determination may present even more powerful tools in the fight for economic justice near the reservation.


Chase Iron Eyes: Man assaults our kids and gets away with it
Chase Iron Eyes: Man assaults our kids and gets away with it (February 19, 2015)

Disorderly Conduct is not going to suffice. There needs to be a charge, an element of which includes or relates to the racially motivated nature of this crime.


HuffPo: Carri Jones and Chase Iron Eyes on Indian education
HuffPo: Carri Jones and Chase Iron Eyes on Indian education (November 7, 2014)

The chairwoman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe discusses the fight for school construction funds.


Native Sun News: LastRealIndians raises heat assistance funds
Native Sun News: LastRealIndians raises heat assistance funds (February 13, 2014)

The independent indigenous social media website LastRealIndians.com is embracing the term 'advocate journalism' in a very real and meaningful way by doing its part to help keep people warm in the midst of a propane crisis on the northern plains.


White supremacist    meeting near reservation stirs protesters
White supremacist meeting near reservation stirs protesters (September 23, 2013)

Tribal members participated in a anti-racism protest in a North Dakota town not far from the border of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.


Chase Iron Eyes: An unbelievable act of racism in Rapid City
Chase Iron Eyes: An unbelievable act of racism in Rapid City (August 29, 2013)

Chase Iron Eyes can't believe what he saw at a rodeo in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Chase Iron Eyes: Help protect a sacred site stolen from tribes
Chase Iron Eyes: Help protect a sacred site stolen from tribes (August 24, 2012)

"Right now, The Oceti Sakowin (comprising the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota People, and also referred to as the Great Sioux Nation) is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla,...


Chase Iron Eyes: Battle of the Little Big Horn still relevant today
Chase Iron Eyes: Battle of the Little Big Horn still relevant today (June 25, 2012)

"Today is the day that we celebrate victory at the Greasy Grass, aka “Battle of the Little Big Horn.” It seems long ago but 136 years ago is only 24...


Chase Iron Eyes: Why   Occupy movement remains important
Chase Iron Eyes: Why Occupy movement remains important (February 29, 2012)

"September 17, 2011, Wall Street (USA), Zucotti Park (renamed Liberty Park by occupiers), hundreds heeded ADBUSTER’S call to Occupy Wall Street. Why? In Short, the stated reasons can be summed...


Chase Iron Eyes: Indian Country can  join Occupy movement
Chase Iron Eyes: Indian Country can join Occupy movement (December 22, 2011)

"The Occupy Movement may very well lack in a coordinated leadership, goals, and other hierarchic organization that mainstream is calling for; as if to say the movement is illegitimate until...


Chase Iron Eyes: The never-ending fight over 'Fighting Sioux'
Chase Iron Eyes: The never-ending fight over 'Fighting Sioux' (November 23, 2011)

"I have been paying attention to the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux ordeal for over 10 years and I am becoming fatigued with every twist and turn those...


Chase Iron Eyes: A time to  put on  your Indian costumes
Chase Iron Eyes: A time to put on your Indian costumes (October 28, 2011)

"Halloween is fast approaching, and little monsters everywhere are scrambling for costumes. Every year there should be an awareness campaign about the practice of Americans assuming Indian identity by donning...


Chase Iron Eyes: Activism is evolving in Indian Country
Chase Iron Eyes: Activism is evolving in Indian Country (October 26, 2011)

"What do we think when we hear the word activism? Maybe we immediately think of somebody with their fist in the air, defiantly persisting against something. Maybe we think of...


Chase Iron Eyes: Occupy Wall Street spreads across the nation
Chase Iron Eyes: Occupy Wall Street spreads across the nation (October 7, 2011)

"I hope we have all been following the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) action that is unfolding before us. Why are they protesting? Hopefully OWS is not only due to the...


Chase Iron Eyes: President Obama set to approve Keystone XL
Chase Iron Eyes: President Obama set to approve Keystone XL (September 28, 2011)

"The Department of State is reviewing the details of a Presidential permit which will be required to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, through the U.S., to the Gulf...