Independence Day?

December 21, 2007

Has anybody heard of this: the Lakota Sioux Indians of the USA have declared sovereignty, by withdrawing all of their treaties. Supposedly, this action is legal under International and US Law.

“WASHINGTON, DC – December 20 – Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nation status today in Washington D.C. following Monday’s withdrawal from all previously signed treaties with the United States Government. The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie Wyoming.”

Now I can’t say that I really know much about this at all, but if this is legal, it really poses an interesting question.

Could the First Nations of BC, most which do not have treaties with Canada, do the same thing?

I don’t think that a unilateral declaration of independence would be successful in the end, but I could imagine the cost, both financial and emotional, being high.

H/T: Rite Turn Only

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  1. dirk
    December 22, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    Check out “Intercontinental Cry” they have more info and links on this
    http://intercontinentalcry.org/lakota-delegation-withdraws-from-us-treaties/

  1. December 23, 2007 at 9:05 pm
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