CHARGES AGAINST NICK TILSEN AND LAND DEFENDERS DROPPED, NDN COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES A VICTORY FOR THE
Proud to have been part of the phenomenal legal team that represented NDN Collective President, and CEO, and Land Defenders from the July 3, 2020 Mount Rushmore Protest.
Today, NDN Collective announced that the charges against Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective President and CEO, and all other Land Defenders arrested on July 3 in the Black Hills will be dropped. This announcement comes after months of political pressure from grassroots groups, including petitions, social media campaigns, and local and national media coverage of the cases.
“This is a day of victory for our Movement and our People, and we will utilize it to catalyze our cause forward.” said Tilsen. “Thank you to everybody that prayed, called, wrote and supported is in this struggle. As we celebrate this day we recognize the Black, Indigenous and people of color and LGBTQ community wrongly imprisoned and incarcerated still in jails across this nation. We are not free until we are all free. This is what I will continue to dedicate my life and work to is the true liberation of my people and our lands.”