Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota: ‘How could it be possible that these things are breaking the law when all I was doing was standing with my people on my own land that was rightfully ours in the first place?’
Black Hills treaty defender faces felony charges
The leader of an Indigenous-led advocacy organization, who spent the holiday weekend in jail after defending his people’s unceded territory in the Black Hills, called the serious charges he’s facing “bullshit.”
Tilsen held a news conference shortly after being released from jail around 3pm Monday. Speaking from his NDN Collective office, Tilsen said Friday’s demonstration was a success.