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20 December 2007 @ 02:08 pm
Lakota Secession Update  
The Sioux Falls paper published an article suggesting that Russell Means and his associates are self-appointed spokespeople with no real authority in the Lakota nation.

Of course, Means has accused the "legitimate" tribal governments as "...the Vichy Indians... set up by the United States of America to ensure our poverty, to ensure the theft of our land and resources," and I can see his point.

Oh, and here's a visual aid:
 
 
 
Triggurtriggur on December 20th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Russell Means has been a nutcase for decades and decades. While I agree this could play out in interesting ways, I don't agree about the reservations.

The residents of reservations can leave at any time; it isn't like they're locked in there. They're free to take their families or even their extended families and live anywhere they want. You can say it's not their "heritage" to leave like that, but then I'd love to hear your alternatives.

By way of a little explanation, I grew up on a Santee Sioux reservation. I can't say I'm much of a fan of the gigantic "white guilt" thing a lot of people have.



Edited at 2007-12-20 10:40 pm (UTC)
SilverClawbfdragon on December 21st, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
Hmmm, image seems to be telling me that remote linking is forbidden.