Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Republic of Lakotah

clipped from en.wikipedia.org
Location of Lakotah

Lakotah or Lakota is a proposed country in North America to serve as a homeland for the Lakota.

Its boundaries would be within the borders of the United States, covering thousands of square miles in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. The proposed borders are those of an earlier treaty between the United States and the Lakota.

A group of Native Americans called the Lakota Freedom Delegation traveled to Washington, DC on 17 December 2007 and delivered a statement asserting the independence of the Lakota from the United States. The group argues that the recent declaration of independence is not a secession from the USA, but rather a reassertion of sovereignty. Their leader is Russell Means, one of the prominent members of the American Indian Movement in the late 1960's and 1970's.

In November 2008, Lakota activist Canupa Gluha Mani (who broke from the Republic of Lakotah early in the movement) announced the creation of the Free Lakota Bank
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