21 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

Ελευθερία

Μου φαίνεται τόσο ωραίο που φοβάμαι μήπως είναι φάρσα.
Washington D.C. – Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nation status today in Washington D.C. following Monday’s withdrawal from all previously signed treaties with the United States Government. The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie Wyoming.

“This is an historic day for our Lakota people,” declared Russell Means, Itacan of Lakota. “United States colonial rule is at its end!”

“Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. Our Forefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa and with the knowledge of the Great Spirit,” shared Garry Rowland from Wounded Knee. “They never honored the treaties, that’s the reason we are here today.”

The four member Lakota delegation traveled to Washington D.C. culminating years of internal discussion among treaty representatives of the various Lakota communities. Delegation members included well known activist and actor Russell Means, Women of All Red Nations (WARN) founder Phyllis Young, Oglala Lakota Strong Heart Society leader Duane Martin Sr., and Garry Rowland, Leader Chief Big Foot Riders. Means, Rowland, Martin Sr. were all members of the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover.

“In order to stop the continuous taking of our resources – people, land, water and children- we have no choice but to claim our own destiny,” said Phyllis Young, a former Indigenous representative to the United Nations and representative from Standing Rock.

Property ownership in the five state area of Lakota now takes center stage. Parts of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana have been illegally homesteaded for years despite knowledge of Lakota as predecessor sovereign [historic owner]. Lakota representatives say if the United States does not enter into immediate diplomatic negotiations, liens will be filed on real estate transactions in the five state region, clouding title over literally thousands of square miles of land and property.

Young added, “The actions of Lakota are not intended to embarrass the United States but to simply save the lives of our people”.

Following Monday’s withdrawal at the State Department, the four Lakota Itacan representatives have been meeting with foreign embassy officials in order to hasten their official return to the Family of Nations.
Σαν κάποιοι να γνώριζαν και να μην έλεγαν.

Θα προσθέτω ότι σχετικό βρίσκω.

Από το Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο
A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.
Disaster waiting to happen: Θα τους αναγνωρίσει το Ουράνιο Τόξο!

3 σχόλια:

Mirandolina είπε...

Εχω βουρκώσει - Χριστός γεννάται!

novalis είπε...

Λε λε λευτεριά στο Γουαιόμινγκ!

Ερώτηση: είναι όντως Ινδιάνοι όλοι αυτοί; Πολύ waspικα ονόματα.

Αλήθεια, εκτός από χιόνι (και βουβάλια --παλιά φαντάζομαι) τι βγάζουν οι Ντακότες;

Manchurian είπε...

@mirandolina, ναι αλλά έχω και μια ανησυχία μην εξελιχθεί σε κανένα λουτρό αίματος.

@novalis, σαν να έχεις κάποιο δίκιο για τα ονόματα. Είναι αυτό πουλένε καλύτερα να σου καεί το φιλμ παρά το όνομα.

Για τις Ντακότες κι εγώ το χιόνι τους ξέρω να φημίζεται. Αλλά έχουν κι άλλες χάρες.