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Chase Iron Eyes: Trump’s Mocking of Native Americans Gives License to Others to Denigrate My People

"We have a president who is flippantly dehumanizing and offensive about our genocide here in Lakota country. My family literally survived Wounded Knee."

Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. (Photo: Screenshot)

Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. (Photo: Screenshot)

As we continue to look at the video that has gone viral showing a group of Catholic high school students apparently mocking an indigenous tribal elder near the Lincoln Memorial, we speak to Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. He is a spokesperson for the Indigenous Peoples March.

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