A new nation was announced on Wednesday. It is surrounded by the U.S. because it is land located in South Dakota. The Lakota Indian Tribe has declared themselves independent and are visiting embassies in Washington seeking recognition. The activists say they are tired of being "dismissed" by the U.S. government.
"I want to emphasize, we do not represent the collaborators, the Vichy Indians and those tribal governments set up by the United States of America to ensure our poverty, to ensure the theft of our land and resources," activist Russell Means said in his comparison with Nazi collaborators in France in the second World War.