Well, it seems that the Lakota Independnce
story is starting to get picked up in national sources ...kind of. It's made it into USA Today
's On Deadline blog
: Lakota withdraw from treaties, declare independence from U.S.
It's not much, but it's a start. Hopefully next week will start to see the story make it into some of the bigger outlets. Also, I was very surprised to find that if you do a Google search for 'Lakota independence'
, my previous entry is the number two result. Cool for me, not so much for the Lakota or whoever is handling their media relations. I've also found, thanks to digg
, a map of the Lakota nation
The story is
getting some international coverage though:
There is, of course, some question as to the reality of this movement. It's being said by some that it's nothing but a political stunt
by the American Indian Movement
. Certainly the AIM was involved, but I'm not sure that necessarily means the whole thing is a farce. Some more research into the matter is called for. I, for one, would like it to be real, and to actually happen. But it seems that even among the Indian community they're saying that it's nothing but grandstanding and that the delegation that went to Washington didn't actually represent them. Well, I'll still be following to story to see what happens.