RUSSIA may recognise the Lakota Independence from the USA & CARICOM AMERINDIANS TO FOLLOW SUIT

This is a very long but worthwhile item on the Lakota struggle to regain what can logically be shown as their own place in the first instance {It should be noted this also has severe ramifications towards African Reparations if taken to the extreme, especially as Holocaust Victims have been settled with their claims before, during and after WW 2} – this information relayed by Damon Corrie, is told by Kahentinetha Horn of the MNN: Mohawk Nation News

Lakota Nation” Confirmed — They Are Not Part of the U.S. — Precedent for Other Indigenous Peoples? Can Rethinking of “U.S.” & “Canada” Be far behind? [Story of the year – MNN. Dec. 25, 2007] The times, they are a-changin’.

On the website formerly known as Lakota Freedom, now hailed as The Republic Of Lakota – you’ll see Canupa Gluha Mani of the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation (aka: Duane Martin Sr) cutting up his colonial driver’s license. He’s doing this because on December 17th 2007 the Lakota delivered their “Declaration of Continuing Independence“, just in time for the Winter Solstice.

The history of Lakota with the U.S. is long, complex and tragic. They knew something had to change. After the Wounded Knee Occupation of 1973, the International Indian Treaty Council was established. From June 8 to 16 1974 the Council called for a “Western Hemisphere” Conference at Standing Rock Sioux.

Over 5000 delegates of 97 Indigenous Peoples from the Americas gathered. The “manifesto” that was created on that occasion supports the rights of all Indigenous Peoples to live free and take whatever actions are necessary to uphold our sovereignty.

It is rumored that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, a powerful world leader said that he is considering recognizing the Lakota as an independent nation.

Withdrawing from the treaties is entirely legal. It is within the laws on treaties passed at the Vienna Convention and put into effect by the U.S. and the rest of the international community in 1980.

The Lakota never relinquished their lands and have always refused to accept payment estimated close to $1 billion to give up their sovereignty and nationhood. Offering to buy them out means the USA acknowledges their sovereignty.

They declared the obvious. The lands belong to the various Indigenous peoples and are clearly defined by the treaties. Where there are no treaties, the U.S. and Canada are squatters. Plain and simple!

The indigenous people have the same rights under international law as anyone else, whether a country chooses to acknowledge it or not, as in South Africa. The vast tracts of land, which have been cared for by Lakota ancestors, continue to be theirs despite the delusional fraudulent claims of the colonizing states. Treaties concluded through bribery and with colonial puppets, instead of with valid representatives of Lakota, are not legal.

It should be borne in mind that most, not all, of the treaties ever made with the colonizers granted them only very limited rights that fall far short of the greedy advantages they imagined. They had no intention of ever living up to any treaty. They were hell bent on stealing everything. The U.S. and Canada came as profiteers and fraudulently tried to steal all of the assets they found. Such documents were concocted in clear violation of international law then and now.

This requires the informed consent of the people concerned. No State can incorporate another unless a clear majority of the people have expressed consent through fairly conducted democratic processes based on a clear question. The Six Nations Confederacy and the Algonquins are the title holders of most of the eastern half of what is known as the colonies of Canada and the North eastern U.S.A.

Lakota’s Indigenous laws prohibit alienation of their lands. They hold them as trustees for the coming unborn generations. The Lakota refuse to surrender their own lands. The implementation of the Indian Act and federal Indian law is genocidal. According to article VI of the U.S. Constitution, treaties represent the Supreme Law of the Land binding each party to an inviolable international relationship. Those without treaties with the colonists hold their lands independent and free. The only legal authority are Indigenous folk.

Article II sets out the primary nation-to-nation relationship. In Canada Section 109 of the British North America Act 1867 respects the primary authority of the Indigenous peoples. The U.S.A and Canada have violated the independent Indigenous Peoples by “clerical” action, edicts and pronouncements violating our international treaty rights and authority.

The Lakota declaration of withdrawal from the Treaty of Laramie 1868 is vested in the power of the Lakota people and the children. One individual does not represent the nation. The nation represents the individual. The withdrawal is for the people, elders, mothers, fathers and children including the unborn faces beneath the ground. The Treaty of Laramie was never honored. It’s been a colonial catastrophe,which was not its intent on our part. Indigenous children are still being taken away putting them out of balance from learning the traditional lifeways.

We are the Lakota Nation of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana; We are alerting the Family of Nations of our action with the backing of Indigenous, international and U.S. law. Should all Indigenous nations of OUR Hemisphere assert our freedom and independence, what would happen? The action of theLakotais going to have repercussions far and wide. The colonists would go out of business, especially the oligarchs. They would have to work out agreements with all the Indigenous people on whose land they are squatting. Indigenouslienson buildings, development, resource extraction and all activities on our land will have to be governed and executed by us. Each Indigenous nation will assert our power over our lands, assets and resources.

The colonies of U.S. and Canada will just have to become law abiding. They will have to learn to respect indigenous and international law. This will not bring a catastrophe for the ordinary people living on our land. They just have to come to terms with the reality that they are living within our jurisdiction, that they are visitors on our land and that they are required to follow our law. The pointlessness of their former reliance on their handpickedIndianpuppets set up by the colonial Indian Act band councils and federal Indian law tribal councils will become obvious. These sell-outs will have to live amongst their relatives without colonial power and support.

Alcohol, money and guns will lose their mystical attraction. The Lakota call upon the world to support this struggle for sovereignty and treaty rights. They pledge their assistance to all sovereign people who seek their independence. The Lakota have invited those living on their lands to join them. Lakota will issue permits to them, passports, driver’s licenses and other documents. Living there would be tax free providing the residents renounce their U.S. citizenship. The Lakota are to open negotiations with the State Department of the U.S.government to establish diplomatic relations. They are setting up offices in Washington and New York City. Are we going to see the other nations of OUR Hemisphere asserting their sovereignty? Don’t let those
dirty rotten lawyersmeddle or intervene. They’re not the ones who decide what the law is. The law belongs to the people. As our ancestors told us,One nation will take the issue so far. Then another will take it further. Until we all regain everything that is ours“.

So who’s next?

Following on the heels of the historic December 19th 2007 move by the Lakota of the USA to re-assert their sovereignty a growing alliance of traditionalist Amerindians from within the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM) are planning to declare Independence on January 1st, 2012.

Spokesperson for the alliance is well known Barbados born Amerindian rights activist Damon Corrie – who is himself of diverse Amerindian descent with Guyana Arawak, Akawaio and Makushi ancestors, as well as Dominica’s most famous Carib Chief ‘Carib Warner‘ featuring in his mothers family tree; and Venezuelan Amerindian blood from his father’s mother.

Mr. Corrie in his capacity as founder/leader of the Pan-Tribal Confederacy of Indigenous Tribal Nations has officially declared his support for the Lakota and requested official diplomatic relations between the Lokono-Arawak and Lakota.

Mr. Corrie would not say whether the planned action would occur in one geographical location or in several different areas, but only that “It is a process that cannot be stopped by any of the assimilationist powers that be which seek to prolong our occupation and oppression.”

He added, “It is our fervent hope that certain current de-facto governments will support us in achieving a peaceful transition from the historical wrong that is still being perpetrated on all Amerindian Peoples so that we may live side by side in equity as brothers and sisters in a future de-militarised state. However, if our United Nations statedinherent and undeniable rights to self-governmentare not adhered to …and hostile force is used against us within CARICOM – we have already made contingency plans for that worst case scenario – and have requested a guarantee of political asylum, training and aid from a powerful neighbor – which will allow us to adequately defend ourselves from any would be aggressor while we achieve our liberation the hard way as enshrined in the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which reads:Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law‘”.

Mr Corrie would not divulge any names of any other senior figures in the Alliance but revealed the senior leadership was mainly South American – but did include some Dominica Caribs that were his personal friends and who were fellow fervent traditionalists like himself.

Corrie describes ‘Assimilationists‘ as “those Pure or mixed Amerindians who profess to be proud to be Amerindian yet do not marry their own people, do not live in their Amerindian communities, do not follow Amerindian religious beliefs, do not support Independence for their own people, and serve the interests of the colonial & neo-colonial masters to preserve the occupationalstatus quo‘”.

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  1. In respone to the press Release of Russell Means, the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council, the organization of Lakota elders created in 1893 by chief He Dog to protect treaty rights, issued the following declaration:

    ” there is a provision within the Treaty of 1868 which our ancestors had included. Article 12 says the Treaty of 1868 could not be changed except by three-fourths of the adult male vote. This was done expressly to protect the people, the land and our way of life.

    Russell Means is only one man and he has not received the 3/4 adult male approval. His efforts, however, remind the world that we still have an international treaty with the USA.

    Sincerely, Charmaine White Face, spokesperson, Teton Sioux nation Treaty Council


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