A NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVIST FOLLOWED HER MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS TO STANDING ROCK. NOW SHE FACES YEARS IN PRISON.
By Will Parrish
AFTER SPENDING A YEAR in jail awaiting trial, Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis pleaded guilty last week to two federal felonies related to her arrest while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the most serious charge against her, which would have carried a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence with the possibility of life imprisonment.