Thursday, protesters marched from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center band shell to the City-School Administrative Center downtown as a stand to resolve injustices toward Native Americans. The Rapid City Journal reports that this act correlates with the publication of Native Lives Matter, a work in conjunction with the Lakota People’s Law Project.
The movement calls for government accountability and a resolution to the injustices felt by Native Americans. Police brutality and violent crime victim rates are two topics discussed within the report. Chase Iron Eyes, attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project, led the march. Iron Eyes says economic empowerment is the resolution.
Lakota People’s Law Project and Native Lives Matter hope to gain an economic analysis of Native Americans’ fiscal impact on the region through efforts with the state, county, city, and tribal governments.
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