Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 2, 2020

Oglala Lakota President: 'Donald Trump should stay away from Mount Rushmore'

Democracy Now!
In South Dakota, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has ordered President Trump to cancel a planned visit to Mount Rushmore on July 3 for his Independence Day celebration. Julian Bear Runner told The Guardian, “The lands on which that mountain is carved and the lands he’s about to visit belong to the Great Sioux nation under a treaty signed in 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and I have to tell him he doesn’t have permission from its original sovereign owners to enter the territory at this time.”

Read the article in The Guardian: Donald Trump should stay away from Mount Rushmore

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