UN Fails to Accommodate Lakota Genocide Complaint
Condensed by Native Village
New York City: A delegation of Lakota Elders recently traveled to United Nations Headquarters to deliver a Complaint of Genocide against the United States. Over 100 supporters joined their march to U.N. Headquarters where they hoped to meet U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, his staff, or high ranking UN officials.
Instead, the delegation was met by a security chief,
the delegates were barricaded in a park outside.
The Preamble of the United Nations states:
The Lakota Truth Tour Delegation had been promised that they would be received inside the U.N. to deliver their complaint and discuss conditions that are destroying Lakota Elders and people. But at the last moment, these promises evaporated.
Entitled Official Lakota Oyate Complaint of Genocide Based on the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the eight page notice begins:
The complaint names the United States
Government, U.S. state governments, and others as perpetrators of historic and ongoing
against the Lakoya Oyate. The full
complaint is being prepared for delivery following review by international attorneys.
“We are going to challenge all of the world nations to look at the unhealthy way the United Nations responds to First Nations people, “ said Lakota delegate and warrior leader, Canupa Gluha Mani. “Any other ethnic group out there can take their case and plead it to the U.N. because they coat the truth in sophisticated language. We are looking for other nations that will support the Indigenous people who still speak their language within their own country.”
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