Tokata Iron Eyes is an activist, a singer, a songwriter and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Here are 13 more things about her:
- Her father Chase Iron Eyes is an activist, an attorney and a politician. Her mother Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle is an environmental activist and a pediatrician.
- She grew up on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, United States.
- She attended Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.
- In 2013, she started her environmental activism by testifying against a uranium mine in the Black Hills.
- In 2016, she and her fellow tribal youth launched the Rezpect Our Water campaign after Energy Transfer Partners announced that it had permits to build the Dakota Access Pipeline through the Missouri River on her tribe’s sacred land and its only water source. In the same year, she met Ezra Miller.
- In 2017, she flew to London, England to visit Miller on the set of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
- In September 2019, she met her fellow activist Greta Thunberg.
- In October 2019, she and Thunberg hosted a series of rallies about climate change and the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline System.
- In January 2020, she was featured on Disney+ in an episode of Marvel’s Hero Project as “Thrilling Tokata.”
- In May 2020, she was named one of the Ms. Foundation’s 2020 Women of Vision and she received the Peggy C. Charren Free to Be You and Me Award.
- In 2021, she dropped out of school to follow Miller.
- On June 8, 2022, her parents filed legal documents asking a judge to issue court protection against Miller on her behalf due to Miller using violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs including marijuana and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to hold sway over her. She denied her parents’ allegations and said that she was mentally stable.
- She was 18 years old when her parents filed legal documents on June 8, 2022 asking a judge to issue court protection against Miller.