Breaking News for all Western & Native American fans

horseheader1.jpeGood afternoon!

For any of you who might not keep up with the Western world and Native America, I thought I would pass along some very vital info on the Lakotah Nation.  This is straight in from Indian country.  For any who don’t know, the Lakotah Nation is what many Americans call the Sioux Nation.  Lakotah heros include Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail and Crazy Horse.

Right before Christmas, the Lakotah Nation (due to continuous and extreme treaty violations, which started about 150 years ago) declared its independence from the United States.   In a statement very much like the Declaration of Independence from our own Founding Fathers, the Lakotah Nation is attempting to gain back its freedom from what has become oppression on the part of the government on their reservation.

I applaud their courage in taking such a step and I wish them success and hope that 2008 finds the Lakotah Nation doing well and free.  For more information, go to www.republicoflakotah.com where you can read their own declaration of independence.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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KAREN KAY aka GEN BAILEY is the multi-published author of American Indian Historical Romances. She has written for such prestigious publishers as AVON/HarperCollins, Berkley/Penguin/Putnam and Samhain Publishing. KAREN KAY’S great grandmother was Choctaw Indian and Kay is honored to be able to write about the American Indian Culture.
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4 thoughts on “Breaking News for all Western & Native American fans”

  1. Karen, I think it’s great what the Lakotah Nation is doing. I wish them good luck and success. I’m behind them all the way. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. Karen, I can’t say I blame the Lakotah Nation for chosing to do this. Our “government officials” have long forgotten what the founding fathers really did when they got over here and their descendants have done no better by the Native Americans than those who came before them. It frustrates me how history has been twisted and contorted to suit those in charge.

    Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it and I can hardly fathom how our government still has so little respect for those, and their descendants, who were here long before we were. It makes me want to cry to think that even now, in this day and age, that our officials can’t uphold the promises that were made.

    I too wish them good luck and success in this endeavor and thank you for sharing this.

    (BTW- I finished Red Hawk’s Woman and loved it!)

  3. My reaction to this is, after all these years, it grieves me that the Lakotah haven’t come to appreciate the greatness of America and don’t find pride in being part of the greatest, free-est, wealthiest country on earth.

    Aren’t Indian Nations sovereign to some extent anyway?
    There are some tribes that have taken that right to sovereignty very seriously and cut themselves off more completely. Maybe the Lakotah are planning to do that.

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