We are the freedom loving Lakotah from the Sioux Indian reservations of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana who have suffered from cultural and physical genocide in the colonial apartheid system we have been forced to live under.
We are continuing the work that we were asked to do by the traditional chiefs and treaty councils at the first Indian Treaty Council meeting at Standing Rock Sioux Indian Country in 1974.
During the week of December 17-19, 2007, we traveled to Washington DC and withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. We are alerting the Family of Nations we have now reassumed our freedom and independence with the backing of Natural, International, and United States law.
We do not represent those BIA or IRA governments beholden to the colonial apartheid system, or those “hang around the fort” Indians who are unwilling to claim their freedom.
We have a six part strategy for the reestablishment of the Freedom Loving & Freedom Seeking Lakotah People:
1. POLITICAL ACTIVISM
- We will continue to support candidates for Tribal President in the Reservations within the Treaty Area to see how many will vote for Freedom.
- Completion of the T.R.E.A.T.Y Total Immersion School in order to preserve the Lakotah language and culture.
- Development of the Lakotah Cultural Preservation Council in order to sustain and preserve our Sacred Ceremonies, most importantly, the Sun Dance.
- We are establishing training for doctors, nurses & health care technicians.
- Recruiting of doctors and experts in the areas of natural medicine and nutrition.
- Through our R.O.L. Humanitarian Relief organization, we are providing food, NEW clothing, propane, electricity and firewood.
- Currently, we have an investigator that has already been to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to begin the study of black mold infestations within the homes here.
4. ENERGY / ECONOMICS
- Sustainable Energy for residents of Pine Ridge, including small-scale wind turbines and locally manufactures solar panels.
- Establish Greenhouse program for production of local organic produce.
- Work to install house-to-house Electrical Grid.
5. INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS
- We will continue to use the available international forums and Courts to bring attention to the continuing Genocidal policies of the U.S. Government. Excerpt from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: “Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
- Killing members of the group;
- Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
6. SUSTAINABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSING
- Proper housing is desperately needed to alleviate the over-crowding (17 people per home), mold infestations and lack of insulation and heating in the current government supplied housing. Through our construction company and humanitarian fund raising, we plan to begin construction of free homes for our elders, poor and infirm.