Last week, the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed South Dakota’s first marriage equality law. Two days later, our Law and Order Committee forwarded a resolution to the tribal council requesting adoption of a hate crime measure that would ensure that all our tribal citizens can enjoy safety, security, and equality on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Chase Iron Eyes interviews Oglala Sioux Tribe members Felipa De Leon and Monique “Muffie” Mousseau after OST’s passage of the first same-sex marriage law in South Dakota. The tribal council will also vote soon on a hate crime ordinance for Pine Ridge.




Wopila — Thank you for your solidarity!

Chase Iron Eyes
Lead Counsel
The Lakota People’s Law Project

From Hawaii


Kanaka Maoli: ‘Do not mistake our aloha for weakness’

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Fourth day of Native Hawaiians protecting of sacred land and yet action is not slowing down

Kanaka Maoli, Native Hawaiians, are peacefully protesting the construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope on their sacred site, Mauna Kea. The project was scheduled to begin on July 15.

Nearly a thousand opponents closed off the only road that leads to the summit of their sacred site, Mauna Kea, over the weekend.

Thirty-three demonstrators, mostly elders, or kupuna, have been arrested by police because they were blocking the road.