We are NOT a 501c operating under the dominating culture, but exist under careful, thoughtful compliance and currently accepted accounting practices well within compliance of the laws of such under the dominating culture of the U.S. We are a traditional spiritual sovereign nation with no visible nor tangible material means of outside funding or support other than the work of our own heart and hands and any donations you may choose to make here are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE by U.S. imposed laws, but deeply needed and appreciated if you are willing to help support our traditional spiritual nation. If you have crafts or material items available for sale that you would like to contribute to help raise funds for the prayerful and dream inspired continuation and update of this site and this Lakota Dakota Nakota Sovereign Nation, please send email to Webmaster.. Pilamayeahya - THANKYOU!
Our Mother lands and her "resources" continue to be occupied and stripped of their sacred and intricate riches, and no monetary benefits nor even a portion of the "profits" from these multi-million dollar generating activities by the dominating culture have yet found their way to benefit or grow our traditional spiritual sovereign nation. If you would like to donate funds to help reach towards our Mission Statement and Goals using a personal check or money order instead of credit card, please mail to us in the Center of the Nation at:
Lakota Dakota Nakota Nation
P.O. Box 884, Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Following the footsteps of my Great Grandfather, Chief John Grass, as Chief for the L.D.N. Nation and dynastic Grand Chief of the General Council, I have posted this web site for educational purposes as a resource of strength and pride for our people, to help broaden understanding of our nation, and to give insight into the work being prayerfully done to see that the treaties now still in force are finally honored, as the remaining peace loving traditional spiritual ways of governance of our Oyate continue to work to preserve our broad land base, our unique and beautiful languages, traditional, cultural, and spiritual ways of life for our people now and to benefit all nations' future generations. The Lakota have no intention of depriving anyone of their equity or just title. In simpler terms, the Lakota have a proprietary right as principal, and the U.S. as agent has made huge profits and incurred great losses using the lands, resources, and peoples of the Lakota region. The losses are now so great that the principal must institute special measures to correct the problem because the principal is the one upon whom such a duty is incumbent. Thus the Lakota Chiefs have several projects in mind to ... that should also benefit the world at large, one being, the creation of this website... Chief Richard Grass (whose work continues through his sister, webmaster, and those remaining few elders who have workerd with and witnessed the 1991 ceremony at Bear Buttle re-establishing this nation for the 7th Generation.
1. To be recognized as a viable Nation (not a corporation or state) continuing to work internationally to implement successful ways to preserve our broad land base, unique and beautiful languages, traditional, cultural, and spiritual ways of life for our people now and to benefit all nations' future generations.
2. To work with what talents and funds that come to keep this web site online and to find some way to see that the truth of our nation and ways may be finally told and broadly published; the the manuscript "John Grass, American Indian Patriot" written by Angela A. Green Boleyn, in the Moon of the Tipsin Buds, 1961, and later gifted by her family heirs at her request to the remaining Grass family dynasty may finally be published and made available to all peoples.. This book has awaited a good time and way to be published in it's entirety, to tell the world of the true Spiritual Traditonal Lakota-Dakota-Nakota story and our ways of life, as well as to finally reveal many unknown facts about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, our true peaceful and cooperative relationships with many tribes, and document our nations' origins and the dynastic line of Traditional Chiefs that have been preserved down to this day.
3. To maintain, grow and support this web site and the administrative costs of the L.D.N. Nation, so that workable ways may be found and implemented for our nation to thrive again, to strike a balance of living within our traditional values in these modern times so that we may become a strong, dynamic, self sufficient and self sustainable soveriegn nation living in respect of Mitakuye Oyasin (all our relations - we are all related) and thus begin again to provide for the many urgent needs of ALL our people both on and off the reservations.
4. To publish this informational website worldwide as a vehicle to communicate to all interested parties the facts about the Treaties made between this nation and others, and present additional relevant documentation, so as to educate and work through all available legal and international means to see that the provisions and implications of these treaties are finally and fully understood and honored by all parties.
Click here to Listen to a 4-28-10 online interview with Chief Richard Deo Grass, descendant to Chief John Grass (Mato Watapke - Charging Bear - Oglala, Lakota, Sihasapa) wherein he explains how he was eventually located by the Elders and informed of his lineage and duties to re-establish this nation.
"Sioux"/Lakota/Oceti Sakowin/Seven Council Fires/Buffalo Nation/LDN
In reference to the word “Sioux “ in these documents, and throughout this web site, we are The Lakota Dakota Nakota Traditional and Spiritual Government, a Sovereign Nation International which form a free spirited, diverse and free ranging sovereign government . Its governmental expression and citizenry may also be understood to be and is often referenced by it’s shortened form, i.e. The LDN Nation, sometimes also referred to as The Lakota or The Lakota Nation (although in fact we encompass many more bands and tribes than the "Lakota Nation" implies). In addition to the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota tribes (whose many citizens now reside throughout the "United" States, Canada and abroad), in our way of kinship relationship, we include what remains today specifically all of the descendants, peoples and tribes of those nations who signed with us the Treaties of 1851 - 1868
This is a unique, traditional and spiritual government that walks the Red Road with our sacred cannupa before us (Peace Pipe), which re-established itself in the 1980s and in a solemn assembly along with an authentic traditional spiritual ceremony at Bear Butte July 1991 Chief Richard Deo Grass - Charging Bear - was officially installed and appointed as the heir and modern day successor to the John Grass dynasty of Chiefs (John Grass – Charging Bear - family of Chiefs were present at and signed both of the Treaties referred to throughout this web site, John Grass was a major strategist at the Battle of the Little Big Horn and went to Washington on numerous occasions in noble attempts to negotiate with U.S. officials on behalf of the LDN Nations' peoples).
This www.LakotaDakotaNakotaNation.org web site has been established in order to give a peaceful place and respectful forum with which to educate and unite our people as intended by our ancestors who prayerfully signed the treaties, now SEVEN GENERATIONS later; to document these facts and make them public throughout the world and to re-establish our natural kinship relationship upon our lands to bless all our relations. Mitakuye Oyasin. Through this means we hope to bring attention to and publish the truth of our history, in part by putting into print manuscripts about the life and times of Chief John Grass passed down to our family for publication in these times.
This government was and has always been integrally involved in still in holding to the Treaties of 1851 – 1868 and is totally committed to seeing them honored fully by both parties. Although we welcome and embrace any who walk in a sacred manner in traditional spiritual ways of our ancestors (regardless of their race or affiliations in the dominant culture), this LDN Government operates and is separate and distinct from any other forms of “government” ,movements, self publicized “holy leaders”, corporations, 501c "non-Profit" establishments or U.S. Government sponsored organizations and social or tribal government or militant backed groups or corporate sponsored programs expressed upon “Sioux” lands and territories per the findings, statements and documents on this official web site and hereby presented.
Many of the entire original legal documents on this web site remain on file not only at the U.S. Government and United Nations offices to where they were sent at that time. The entire Richard Deo Grass collection has been gifted in 2014 by surviving sister to Chief Grass to the University of South Dakota to be archived and made availbalbe to future generations. Copes also reside at the offices of the Lakota Dakota Nakota Nation in the Center of the Nation. We ask that you use this information to educate all peoples of our position and situation and to help carry our cause to peaceful resolution on the world stage so that our traditional spiritual nation may thrive and live once again on our sacred lands in the natural way promised us. Also we ask that you please respect our