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http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/1220-02.htm~Threaten Land Liens, Contested Real Estate Over Five State Area inU.S.West Dakota Territory Reverts back to Lakota Control According toU.S., International Law~~ Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nationstatus today in Washington D.C. following Monday's withdrawal from allpreviously signed treaties with the United States Government. Thewithdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of PublicLiaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends allagreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the UnitedStates Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at FortLaramie Wyoming."This is an historic day for our Lakota people," declared RussellMeans, Itacan of Lakota. "United States colonial rule is at its end!""Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. OurForefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa andwith the knowledge of the Great Spirit," shared Garry Rowland fromWounded Knee. "They never honored the treaties, that's the reason weare here today."~