This article is about the proposed Independent state. The Republic of Lakotah or Lakotah is a the american republic to 1877 pdf independent republic in North America for the Lakota people and other people. Four activists, calling themselves the Lakota Freedom Delegation, traveled to Washington, D. The Lakota Freedom Delegation stated that they did not recognize tribal governments or presidents as recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, sometimes referring to these groups as “stay-by-the-fort Indians”.
The proposed boundaries of Lakotah are the Yellowstone River to the north, the North Platte River to the south, the Missouri River to the east and an irregular line marking the west. By these claims, the largest city in Lakotah is Omaha, Nebraska. On January 1, 2008, the republic announced that it would file liens on all U. Following this the group chose to concentrate on the Black Hills. In July 2008, Means announced that the Republic of Lakotah would be founding an all-Lakota “grand jury” to investigate corruption by U. 2008 election he lost 1,918 to 2,277.
Citizenship in the proposed republic would be open to people of all races and to any resident of the land Lakotah claims. The group said they planned to issue their own passports and driving licenses in the name of the proposed nation. The group proposed that the nation be organized as a confederation that would respect the libertarian principles of posse comitatus and caveat emptor, would offer “individual liberty through community rule,” and would collect no nationwide taxes. The four signatories of the Lakota Freedom Delegation’s letter to the United States Department of State that announced withdrawal from the U. Itacan of Lakota” in a press release. The capital of Lakotah was not announced. The Republic of Lakotah gave its provisional capital as Porcupine, South Dakota with hopes in the long run to move administration to near Rapid City, South Dakota.
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The Lakota Freedom Delegation traveled to Washington, D. State Department, announcing that the Lakota were unilaterally withdrawing from the several treaties with the United States government. The delegation presented a letter, dated December 17, 2007 and signed by longtime Indian activists Russell Means, Garry Rowland, Duane Martin Sr. Supporters of Lakotah argue that their assertion of sovereignty is entirely legal under “Natural, International and United States law”. They argue that as an Indian tribe in the United States, the Lakota people were already and always have been a sovereign nation as guaranteed under Article Six of the United States Constitution, bound to the United States Federal Government by treaty. The group also claims the right to withdraw, on behalf of the Lakota people, from the Treaties of Fort Laramie as a consequence of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United States of America has continually violated the independent Native Peoples of this continent by Executive action, Legislative fiat and Judicial decision.
Native people their International Treaty rights, Treaty lands and basic human rights of freedom and sovereignty. The groups cite several reasons for its assertion of sovereignty, all connected to what they refer to as the “colonial apartheid” of the reservation system in the United States. The group claims that control by the United States has led to massive unemployment, poverty and disease among the Lakota people and also alleges that 150 years of U. Inyan Kara, in the Black Hills is a sacred mountain to the Lakota. The extent of popular support among the Lakota people for independence is unclear. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, have shown support for the Republic of Lakotah, and that the eight-member delegation which traveled to Washington, D. 77 tribal elders and activists taking part in the movement.
The Alaskan Independence Party, in an announcement dated December 21, 2007, “applauded” the independent Lakota nation and granted it “full recognition”. Rodney Bordeaux, chairman of the Rosebud Sioux, said that Rosebud Indian Reservation has no interest in joining the Republic of Lakotah and said that the Lakota Freedom Delegation never presented their plan to the tribal council. Joseph Brings Plenty, chairman of the Cheyenne River Lakota, agreed that the Lakota Freedom Delegation “are not representative of the nation I represent” but would not say whether he agreed or disagreed with their goals and message, noting some value in the group’s actions in raising awareness for the history of the Lakota people. Internationally, according to Russell Means, Venezuela’s ambassador to the United States has stated to the group that his country cannot recognize Lakotah’s independence based on Venezuela’s interpretation of what the Lakotah Freedom Delegation is doing. The United States Department of State is referring queries on the subject of Lakotah to the United States Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gary Garrison of the BIA said that the group’s withdrawal “doesn’t mean anything”. Regarding the government response, or lack thereof, Russell Means stated that, “I don’t expect the federal government to do anything.
I don’t believe they even know what to do. Withdrawal from US treaties enjoys little support from tribal leaders”. Lakota Freedom Delegation withdraws from US”. Archived from the original on 2008-01-05.