Pte Ole, Floyd Looks For Buffalo Hand; Naca
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
P.O. Box 150
Pine Ridge Agency, SD 57770
To: Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Members & Executive Officers
Po Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770
President Troy “Scott” Weston firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Darla Black email@example.com
Secretary Donna Solomon firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Mason Big Crow Mason@oglala.org
To: Mr. Ryan Zinke
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
To: And Concerned Traditional Lakota Oyate
From: Naca, Floyd Hand, Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
The Great Sioux Nations and it’s people (Oyate) possess Inherent powers/rights over their affairs and civil authority over non-members within tribal lands to the extent necessary to sustain health, welfare, land, water, mineral interests and integrity of the people.
These rights of sovereignty have been preserved in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution as the “Supreme Law of the Land”, ONLY Congress may change this. What has changed in the course of time is the gradual inability to exercise Inherent Powers/Rights & Sovereignty due to the forced assimilation and overpowering of the Tribes by the US Government in spite of treaty obligations. Inherent powers belong to those who are, defined as the original people of a land colonized by outsiders; OUR Inherent Rights are still viable.
Congressional history has proven the lack of insight in dealing with the signed Treaties and the obligations therein, by disregarding the meaning of what was put in writing to honor these ratified Treaty laws, such as evident in Article XII stipulated in the signing of the 1851 and 1868 Treaties; the consensus agreement that ¾ of All adult Indian males MUST concur with any request to implement Treaty changes and the judicial process as written; not simply the less than majority vote present.
Whereas, the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 “Article 12” states that NO Treaty for the cession of any portion or part of the reservation herein described which maybe held in common shall be of any validity of force as against the said Indians. Unless executed and signed by at least three fourths of all the adult male Indians occupying or interested in the same: and no cession by the tribe shall be understood or construed in such manner as to deprive, without his consent, any individual member of the tribe of his rights to any tract of land selected by him, as provided in Article VI, to this Treaty.
However, continuing violations of Article 12 have diminished Reservation Boundary lands through trespassing for the purpose of making the White man rich and the Indian poorer. These egregious acts of Congress have resulted in hostility on both sides and allowed the creation of the 1%, at the expense of the Indians and subsequently reduced Indian Federal Funding, without merit.
Whereas, the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 was signed by the Lakota Tiospaye Headsmen. The services & annuities provided to the Lakota Trust Beneficiaries under the 1868 Treaty are the private property of the Treaty Signatories and their Direct Lineal Descent. This lineal descent is based on Traditional matriarchal custom and has not changed since Lakota Tradition recognizes the Lakota Woman as the Direct Full Bloodline since time immoral. With the inception of the IRA of 1934, this paved the way for Tribal Council governance without the use of Treaty Laws as the true Indian representation of governance and interjected Patriarchal half-blood governance, which is a direct conflict of interest of the sworn OST Constitution Preamble to uphold Lakota Treaty Law, as a promise to serve All the people; thus resulting in favoring the select few.
We must stand up against the IRA/CFR government violations caused by Tribal Council actions which have put us in DEBT to the U.S. government.
We must choose the use of our Traditional (holistic) authority to control the US government actions against us.
Whereas, millions have died because of the Papal doctrines, and while there is a movement for their repeal, they remain as the root of all contemporary “Indian” law, thus ignoring Traditional Lakota Treaty Law, which is the “True” Indian Law according to Article VI and the US Constitution.
Naca – Floyd Hand
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
Article VI Advocate