Published March 31, 2017
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and publisher of Last Real Indians, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of inciting a riot and trespassing early last month at a new camp near Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
If convicted, Iron Eyes could be imprisoned for five years.
Iron Eyes was among 76 people arrested on February 1, 2017 at the newly erected Last Child’s Camp, which is on private land, up the hill and across the highway from the Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the Standing Rock encampments. Water protectors had been looking for new locations to establish camps because the Oceti Sakowin is in a flood plain and campers needed to evacuate the camp prior to the spring thaw.
Iron Eyes was an unsuccessful Congressional candidate in last November’s general election.
No trial date has been set.