Native Lives Matter: A 15-page report detailing the unequal treatment of Native Americans by the United States criminal justice system.
February 27, 2015
The release runs parallel to a large march led by Lakota People’s Law Project Attorney Chase Iron Eyes, who has led the Native Lives Matter movement that continues to gather momentum in Rapid City, South Dakota.
“This fact-based report unequivocally shows that at best the institutions in South Dakota are culturally biased, at worst they are blatantly racist and bent on perpetuating a slow genocide,” said Chase Iron Eyes. “The recent anecdotal incidents along with the statistics presented in this report demonstrate that racism against Native Americans is palpable. It will not go anywhere unless we unite as a people and stand together against it.”
The next step in taking this stand will commence at noon on Thursday, February 26 as Chase Iron Eyes will lead the “All Relations Community March Against Racism” beginning at the Lakota Homes in Rapid City.
Copies of the Lakota People’s Law Project report will be distributed to members of the media and supporters of the growing movement to demand more justice for Indians in South Dakota.