Russell Means, the chief facilitator of the newly declared Independent Republic of Lakota, discusses his 2007 role in withdrawing the Lakota Sioux from U.S. treaty obligations, the inherent economic limitations on Indian lands held in trust by the U.S. government, the enormous sum of money held in limbo from the 1980 United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians Supreme Court decision and how the subjugation of American Indians inspired Hitler’s ideas for eugenics and labor camps and South Africa’s apartheid laws.
MP3 here. (33:31)
Russell Means was a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM) that occupied Alcatraz Island in 1969. He acted in the films The Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers.