Lakota Declare Independence from the US
This story is huge. If you aren’t yet following it, you should be.
Political activist Russell Means, a founder of the American Indian Movement, says he and other members of Lakota tribes have renounced treaties and are withdrawing from the United States.
Means said anyone could live in the Lakota Nation, tax free, as long as they renounced their U.S. citizenship. The nation would issue drivers licenses and passports, but each community would be independent. “It will be the epitome of individual liberty, with community control,” Means said.
I only recently watched “Into the West”, the Spielberg docudrama about the plight of the Lakota. Any of us who were raised and educated in the US are well aware of the genocide inflicted upon the Native Americans by the whites on their march west.
There have been protests before ie, Wounded Knee and Alcatraz but nothing that has the potential that this does. I support their cause and wish them success.