28 December 2007

where to, Lakota Nation?

Haumikole! Hello my friend!
Mitaku Oyasin! We are all related!

The friendly words above are a greeting to all from the Lakota Nation, a declaration of independence having been offered to the United States Department of the Interior late in December 2007.

The sons and daughters of famous Native American chieftains - of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, took a giant, world-altering step last week, by declaring the Lakota Nation to exist again, where once their forebears led free lives on land they'd held for many generations.

This is an event of magnificent purport, purpose and projects a new dialogue, long overdue, between the White settlers of the United States, and the Native Americans (although that name seems anachronistic now...) are receiving international attention and early signs of diplomatic support. From Bolivia, Russia and Venezuela, come indications or rumours, of international diplomatic support and, eventually, recognition?

Russell Means, of the Lakota Nation, at the
press conference given on 19 December, 2007.

From the website www.lakotafreedom.com, come these heartwrenching words:

A long time ago my father told me what his father told him. There was once a Lakota Holy man called Drinks Water, who visioned what was to be; and this was long before the coming of the Wasicus.

He visioned that the four-legged were going back into the earth and that a strange race had woven a spider’s web all around the Lakotas. And he said, “When this happens, you shall live in barren lands, and there beside those gray houses you shall starve.”

They say he went back to Mother Earth soon after he saw this vision and it was sorrow that killed him.

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man

Lest we forget as a conquering nation, perhaps the only nation that had swallowed its conquests, instead of travelling to other faraway continents, the United States government under Bush the Lesser, is now in an embarrassing position, the kind of which has always brought out the worst in his paranoid, megalomaniacal disposition.

As stated on the Lakota Freedom website, a rumour exists: that Bush is contemplating the withdrawal of financial aid from usual government sources, for Indian community programs found within this proclaimed Lakota territory.

Courage, Native Fathers, from a US citizen who would willingly give you title to your lands.

ç*””*”*”*ç*””* ZENmud *””*ç*”*”*””*ç

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