Revelations From Standing Rock: Private Military Operations and the Threat to American Democracy

Thursday, August 24

6:30 to 9:30 pm
Daniel Sheehan and Chase Iron Eyes
Corte Madera Town Center, Suite 201
770 Tamalpais Drive
Free!

Lakota People’s Law Project cordially invites you to an exclusive, one-time only gathering with our lead counsel, Chase Iron Eyes, and chief counsel, Daniel Sheehan.

At this very special event, Chase and Danny will share their compelling narratives and timely perspectives. In the coming months, Chase’s legal case, and those of other water protectors falsely charged with crimes at Standing Rock, will expose the collusion of the government with the fossil fuel industry and militarized private security intent on silencing the people and exploiting the Earth for the sake of profit.

Recently unearthed documents and revelations published by several media outlets show that TigerSwan, the private security firm contracted by Dakota Access pipeline parent company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), colluded to violate the constitutional rights of the water protectors, while simultaneously and flagrantly violating North Dakota state law.
Your opportunity to talk with Chase and Danny will take place at the Corte Madera Town Center Community Room at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 24. Space is limited and we expect a strong response!

In the spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, Lakota grandmothers stood up and said, “No. We must protect the future of our children. Mni Wiconi-Water is Life.” The eyes of the world turned to middle America as concerned demonstrators arrived, filled camps, sang around ritual fires, were attacked, were arrested, were thrown in jail. Now, as the oil flows under Lake Oahe as a result of the Trump administration’s fast-tracking of the pipeline’s environmental review, hundreds — including Chase — face false charges and jail time.

For five decades, from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, Lakota People’s Law Project’s leaders have championed social and indigenous justice. This engagement with Chase and Danny provides you a rare window to share time with two of the primary intellectual and cultural spokespersons of the movement to safeguard the sacred-the land and water of the Lakota people, and the right to speak freely in this time of great, grave uncertainty about the future of our country and our planet.

We hope you’ll join Chase and Danny for what promises to be a an exceptional evening. 

Chase is a compelling speaker, who brings a unique and powerful perspective to the discussion of environmental and racial justice. He effectively and eloquently translates the indigenous view of relationship with the planet for mainstream audiences.”
— Naomi Klein, author
Obviously, Dan Sheehan’s unique background makes him an expert on the political and legal history of our nation. But what makes him a one-of-a-kind speaker is his ability to present that material within a compelling philosophical and ethical frame.”
— Geoffrey Wallace, former ombudsman, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Please pre-register. Space is limited and we expect a strong response.

This evening is being held at the

Corte Madera Town Center 
in the Community Room, Suite 201 
770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera 94925
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Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard College, Harvard Law School  and Harvard Divinity School-trained constitutional litigator and  appellate attorney. Danny formed the Lakota People’s Law  Project in 2004 to advocate for the nine tribes of the Great  Sioux Nation, and to combat injustice in the Dakotas. For five  decades, Danny’s work as a federal civil rights attorney,  renowned author and public speaker, and college and law  school educator has exposed the structural sources of  injustice in our country and around the world.

Danny’s dedication has placed him at the center of many of the most important legal cases and social movements of our time. From the Pentagon Papers to Three Mile Island, from voter registration to police corruption, from Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation to the Iran-Contra affair, Danny has fearlessly and consistently tackled the most pressing issues facing our nation and our world. Danny’s lifetime of experience and perspective lends him a peerless ability to hold a room and provoke thoughtful discussion.

Chase Iron Eyes is a lifelong enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who stood on the front lines of the fight against DAPL. Targeted by militarized private security in league with law enforcement, he now faces ten years in federal prison if convicted for a pair of felonies falsely levied against him.

The 2016 Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s congressional seat, Chase has dedicated himself to ending Native marginalization. He holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and American Indian studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Juris Doctor of Law degree with an emphasis in Federal Indian Law from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. He currently serves as Lakota People’s Law Project Lead Counsel. Chase lives with his wife and three children on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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