Video by Kevin Abourezk
Chase Iron Eyes
, a spokesperson for the Indigenous Peoples March
, spoke to Indianz.Com about the widely condemned incident that occurred in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
Iron Eyes, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
, witnessed the confrontation between Nathan Phillips, a veteran and elder from the Omaha Tribe
, and high school high school students, many wearing “Make America Great Again” gear
“I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out, because they were so aggressive, so loud,” Iron Eyes told Indianz.Com
This is a developing story. More information will be posted about the
incident and the response.
Nathan Phillips is an elder from
the Omaha Tribe. Last summer, he participated in a corn planting ceremony in
Nebraska. He is seen in these two photos performing a grass dance and a drum
song at a farm near Neligh.
Photos by Kevin
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