Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Tokata Iron Eyes

Lakota Sioux Youth Leader

Tokata Iron Eyes has been involved with the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline since it's inception. She is part of the Standing Rock Youth, some of whom ran from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. to deliver 350,000 petition signatures asking to stop the pipeline. As a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, she continues to advocate and organize for indigenous youth and against the pipeline.