“Obey Your Own Damn Laws”

(Images from the Star Tribune)

“Obey your own damn laws then”: Spokesman Chris Mato Nunpa, retired Southwest University Professor and Dakota Nation activist, said enforcing Minnesota fishing laws against the Dakota is a violation of the 1805 treaty between the Dakota and the U.S Government.

Article 3 of that treaty says, ” The United States promises on their part to permit the Sioux to pass, repass, hunt or make other uses of said districts, as they formerly have done, without any other exception but his specified in the article first.”

“When some of the legislators say ‘we are a nation of laws’, my reaction is ‘well obey your own damn laws then’,” said Chris Mato Nunpa. “Obey the treaties which over 400 have been made and broken by the United States of America and private US American citizenry. Honor those treaties because its the supreme law of the land.” (From the Uptake)

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