tokata-iron-eyes

Tokata Iron Eyes, 2004- Present

Tokata Iron Eyes, 2004- Present

Tokata Iron Eyes, 2004- Present
Tokata (Future) Iron Eyes is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and has been confronting injustice since the age of 9 when she testified against a uranium mine in the sacred Black Hills. She was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. As a youth leader in the climate movement, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to compelling the world to listen to Indigenous Nations— from the NODAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline) movement at Standing Rock to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across the US. “In general,” she says, “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.”

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  1. Tokata Iron Eyes, 2004- Present
    Tokata (Future) Iron Eyes is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and has been confronting injustice since the age of 9 when she testified against a uranium mine in the sacred Black Hills. She was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. As a youth leader in the climate movement, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to compelling the world to listen to Indigenous Nations— from the NODAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline) movement at Standing Rock to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across the US. “In general,” she says, “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.”

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