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S2E8: Chase Iron Eyes Pt. 1: Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty

Chase Iron Eyes recalls the road that took him into studying the law and ultimately into being an activist. He also highlights some key cases that shaped his view of the challenges that Natives face in the U.S. judicial system. Some of these challenges include jury members' prejudice against Native Americans, but also the judges themselves, who in many cases are ignorant of, or disregard, key principles like Indigenous sovereignty or laws like the Indian Child Welfare Act. He also talks about his work as a way of defending a sacred way of living at odds with the corporate and extractive view of the world.


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