Lakota Revoke Citizenship and Withdraw from Treaties
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:28 am
Are they really doing themselves good? Are they setting themselves up for attack?
A group of Lakota activists have declared independence from the United States. They intend to withdraw from existing treaty agreements and establish a Lakota country that would issue its own passports and drivers' licenses.
Citing total frustration with a "colonial apartheid system imposed on the Lakota Sioux" that has produced incomprehensibly high levels of infant mortality, Tuberculosis, poverty, unemployment, and teenage suicide amongst the Lakota people, the proposed new country would exist independent of the United States and require its citizens to renounce their American citizenship.
This provocative declaration will likely have significant implications for Aboriginal people throughout North America, many of whom have been mired in slow-moving treaty negotiations and become increasingly frustrated with a perceived lack of progress or substantive improvement in their communities.
Read the rest here: http://www.nowpublic.com/politics/lakot ... endence-usTHE Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the US.
"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,'' long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means said.