In 2007, my colleagues and I traveled from the Pine Ridge reservation to Washington DC, declaring our sovereignty and independence from the tyranny of your government and more than a century of abuse and ignoring the treaty of Fort Laramie.
Since then, we have undertaken many tasks to gain the support and recognition of the international community. We sent ambassadors across the globe, established our own monetary system, our own bank, we began issuing our own travel documents and most importantly, started generating our very own profit. The Lakota people are no longer slaves to your government.
In 2008 the Lakota people launched the Free Lakota Bank, in accordance with the demands of the treaty council, in partnership with the American Open Currency Standard and with protection from the Strong Heart Warrior Society. The bank quickly became an international sensation. Support poured in from across the globe, and our project was instantly overwhelmed. It has taken more than three years to catch up on the backlog of interest in our groundbreaking financial institution. Though we still have a long way to go, our founding depositors have helped us accomplish amazing results since inception.
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Though we are still in the development stage, we can no longer operate quietly. As your governments march steadily toward their own destruction, they cannibalize the citizenry through taxation and regulation.
For example, those of you paying attention may have noticed that, through the work of your government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, private banking is now effectively dead. In the past, US authorities required foreign banks to report directly, and most international banking centers simply ignored the requests. Now, all banks that wish to participate in the Federal Reserve banking system must report account data to their own governments, and with a few remote exceptions, governments simply swap data with each other. Moreover, popular US peer-to-peer payment systems now issue 1099′s for payments received, creating a tax liability for those who wish to transact online. As the government fails, look for the squeeze to continue.
We known how it feels to be treated like this. The basic rights of indigenous people across our lands have been trampled on for years. We were stolen from, forced into colonialism, massacred, cheated and abused in just about every form imaginable. I know first-hand what it’s like to stand up to the federal government. I was there at wounded knee in 1973, firing shots in defense of my people. I wish the people of this country never have to personally witness such an atrocity, but I believe that day may come for you too to draw your line in the sand.
We do not intend to do nothing while your government implodes. In fact, there is great profit to be made providing tools and access for people like you to live a sovereign life. There are many components to sovereignty, but one that I believe to be most important is economic independence. You must have the ability to earn your own profit in an objective form of value, like silver or gold. You must have the ability to easily do business with others that demand payment in the same form. You must have the ability to use objective forms of value to satisfy the needs and desires of your life. The Free Lakota Bank is working diligently to create the network for access to the new economy, built of the mutual exchange of value.
Over the years, many have asked why Lakota elders chose to start the Free Lakota Bank. The Lakota people are warriors. Warriors can achieve victory. Like Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Rain in Your Face and other warriors before them, my elders wish to leave a legacy, a positive impact on turtle island, which you call North America, and the people that inhabit Her. The Lakota legacy will be to emancipate the people of this land from financial slavery.
I encourage you to join our economic system. Bank with us or other commodity banks
and be a part of our success while you create your own. The Free Lakota Bank is the first bank in the world to offer deposits and investment opportunities exclusively in silver, and even pays interest on contract deposits in ounces of metal.
Over the next few months, stay tuned for several important announcements from the Free Lakota Bank. Thank you for your continued support and remember, as the great warrior Crazy Horse said, Hoka Hey! Today is a good day to die!
Canupa Gluha Mani
Free Lakota Bank