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Chase Iron Eyes

Articles by Chase Iron Eyes


When Is it Right to Disenroll Indians?

Our D/Lakota ancestors Vine Deloria, Jr., and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman warned us of culture vultures. As Westerman sang:And the anthros keep on digging our sacred ceremonial sitesAs if there was nothing wrong, as if education gives them the rightThe more they keep on digging the less they seeCause...


A Request to Help Save Pe’ Sla

Right now, The Oceti Sakowin (comprising the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota People, and also referred to as the Great Sioux Nation) is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, one of our most sacred sites. Pe’ Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills of South is...


The Fighting Sioux Fight That Never Ends

I have been paying attention to the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux ordeal for over 10 years and I am becoming fatigued with every twist and turn those that wish to keep the name are now engaging. I attended the special North Dakota legislative session on 6,...


Keystone XL Is Part of U.S. National Interest

The Department of State is reviewing the details of a Presidential permit which will be required to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, through the U.S., to the Gulf of Mexico. The President is currently burdened with the task of of approving or disapproving the Keystone XL by...