On December 19, 2007, Means and the "delegation" went to Washington, D.C. and hand-delivered a letter, signed by the Delegation, to the U.S. State Department claiming that the Lakota Indian Tribe was declaring that all treaties between the tribe and the U.S. have been withdrawn or canceled. They also held a press conference declaring their freedom.
Since then, Russell Means has gone on to announce the formation of a "provisional government" of the "Republic of Lakotah" with himself as Chief Facilitator, as well as to promote the establishment of a bank and a utility company for the country. Despite the claim Means has made, Naomi Archer, liaison of Lakotah Oyate stated to Wikinews that Means took control of the organization and hijacked it and its website on December 29. Archer also said that Lakotah Oyate or the delegation are not a government entity and do not make decisions for the Nation.
"The legitimate actions of the Lakota people are not determined by one person (referencing Russell Means) or even one group, but by the people themselves," added Archer.
Actually, not. Why do you think I've been referring to the group as "Means and company"? Because Means obviously has been controlling the agenda.
Putting Means in a political group is like putting a dog in a group of cats. How long do you think it'll be before the dog takes charge? How long before dog's agenda becomes the group's agenda?