Happy New Year a little early!
Look at what I found today! Can it be true? I strongly recommend checking out the original site! http://www.lakotafreedom.com/index.html
Here is a summary from http://www.realitysandwich.com/breakaway
In an apparently legal move, the Lakota Nation is unilaterally withdrawing from treaties signed with the United States of America and creating their own country.
Native American rights activist Russel Means said “the new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free — provided residents renounce their US citizenship.”
The journey towards independance has been in the works for 33 years, a response to rampant oppression, lower life spans, high infant mortality rates and high suicide rates experienced as a result of US violation of treaties.
Anyone living in the five-state area that encompasses Lakota territory is free to join.
Story Suggested by Robb Ebright and Thom Lloyd-Evans
Painting of Lakota storyteller (Public Domain)