Today Native federations are being formed to reclaim their full rights and power, including the issuance of their own currency. The United Nations of Turtle Island was formed in 2004 and has been growing and evolving towards a means for Indigenous Nations to rebuild their communities, regain independence and true sovereignty. Our guests Grand Hereditary Chief Kitchi-Ostew-Kaneekanagoshick-Okimow-Wacon-Kaneekaneet of the Soto Nation in Canada and Lyle Christensen of the Lakota Nation will talk about important documents, doctrine and proclamations that are the foundation of the Soto Nation.
For over 500 years, Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere have continually been under the heal of oppressive governing and laws. After being invaded by Spain, Portugal, France, and England, land was lost and traditional ways of conducting life became difficult. For many Nations, living conditions were deplorable. Wars with the invaders, diseases and genocide altered the course of history f