Mr. Means said that the withdrawal from the treaties was “in accordance with American law, in which Article 6 of the constitution” affirms that the treaties are the supreme law on land in this country. “This is also within the scope of the Vienna convention and was approved by the US Government and the international community in 1980. We have a legal right to freedom and independence,” he added.
On their website, Lakota’s independence activists stated: “The treaties signed with the United States are merely words of nonsense on paper”, and “these treaties have been continuously affected by violate to take away our culture, land and ability to sustain our lifestyles ”. If the federal government does not immediately initiate diplomatic negotiations between the two sides, they will put collateral on all assets in the five-state area, said the ethnic representative.
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