Lakota Declare Sovereignty
The Lakota have declared sovereign nation status. So, all of you in the Dakotas, Montana and Utah will have to leave, or re-negotiate rent. We’ll see how far the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can be pushed. If New Orleans is any indicator, ya’ll better be packing. It was adopted this September and the Lakota have good reason to succeed.
Lakota men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.
Lakota death rate is the highest in the United States.
The Lakota infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.
More than half the Reservation's adults battle addiction and disease.
The Tuberculosis rate on Lakota reservations is approx 800% higher than the U.S national average.
Alcoholism affects 8 in 10 families.
Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.
1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.
60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.
97% of our Lakota people live below the poverty line.
Unemployment rates on our reservations is 85% or higher.
Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.
Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group.
Lakota language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.
Now if we can just get around to taking back the Gulf coast, the southeast, the Midwest, the west coast … You can keep New England. This has been really quite and the only news link is through a New Zealand prefix ">Here