When construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was announced, young people from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe mobilized to defend their ancestral and sacred lands in North and South Dakota. A Standing Rock Youth Leader, Tokata Iron Eyes serves as a voice for change in the fight for indigenous rights and environmental protection.
Words of Inspiration
“In general, I would consider myself a representative of indigenous youth. I feel like our perspective needs to be included in conversations. For a really long time, we didn’t have any say.” —Tokata Iron Eyes