Talking with Phillip Ironshell and Carlos De La Vega of the International Indigenous Youth Council – Social Justice News Nexus
“The International Indigenous Youth Council (IIYC) originated in Standing Rock on the frontlines of fighting against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline and to protect sacred land. The council is led by teens are from around the U.S. — Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
As the teens headed back home from Standing Rock, they were not sure what to do. So the decision was made to open up chapters around the country, to continue the work of educating and building a movement that was started at Standing Rock.”