Justice for the Lakota People
Tell Secretary Haaland: Change Offensive Place Names Across Turtle Island
Tell U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names to work with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to replace every offensively titled place on Lakota Law’s Geographic Names Hall of Shame. You can customize your message and also recommend any other offensive place names of which you're aware!
To preview our Place Name Hall of Shame, click on Read More below. Please be aware before clicking that many of these names use racist terminology.
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Winning Lakota Justice
For over a decade, we’ve been standing strong with the Lakota to counteract treaty violations, protect sovereignty, and confront systemic racism. We're helping to safeguard sacred lands and water, end the epidemic of children being removed from their families and traditions, and amplify Native voices.
- January 12, 2024
"Oyate" Worldwide Watch Party Jan. 20
Join us online for this very special screening of "Oyate!" The watch party, live-streamed from UC Santa Cruz, will also include presentations from the director and producers and Lakota Law's Tokata and Chase Iron Eyes, both featured in this important documentary. RSVP here.
- June 15, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Indian Child Welfare Act!
In a huge victory for Native families and sovereignty, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)! Lakota Law is grateful for the decision and to the hundreds of thousands of supporters who took action to protect ICWA. https://www.npr.org/2023/06/15...
- April 28, 2023
Farewell to a Founder!
After nearly 20 years with Lakota Law, legendary activist and organization co-founder Madonna Thunder Hawk rides off into the sunset. We'll miss her warm spirit every day!
- September 22, 2022
Standing Rock and Lakota Law Launch Rez the Vote 2022
It's time to get out the Native Vote in 2022! Through our innovative Rezball3 nation-to-nation basketball tournament on Oct. 22-23, we're getting tribal nations together and to the polls. It's an exciting, first-of-it's kind event, to be live-streamed at give.lakotalaw.org.
- May 26, 2022
A Big Win for Native Voting Rights
A federal judge in South Dakota ruled in our favor that the state has repeatedly violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The judgment in this case, in which Lakota Law is a plaintiff, is a giant step forward in the battle to make sure Native voices are properly heard at the ballot box — especially in a state where Native Peoples make up nine percent of the population.
- March 2, 2022
Army meets with Great Sioux Nation to Discuss DAPL
Tribal input is finally asked for by U.S. government officials.
- February 28, 2022
Supreme Court Takes Up ICWA Case
Justices are expected to hear arguments on whether to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act this fall.
- September 17, 2021
Big Oil Lawyers and Four States Including Texas Challenge the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns this critical law, it could be the first domino in a series of events that ultimately threaten tribal sovereignty.
- July 8, 2021
LPLP Joins Lawsuit Against South Dakota
Along with the Rosebud and Oglala Nations, we're suing South Dakota over its failures to abide by the National Voting Rights Act.
- June 2, 2021
Hundreds of Native Children's Bodies Discovered at Canadian Boarding Schools
It's time to examine the real U.S. history and take steps toward truth and healing!