This is the official website of the Independent Lakota Nation Government.
We remain the free and independent matriarchal Tetuwan Lakota Oyate of the Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires – known as the Great Sioux Nation. Wicitokob!
We maintain relationships and report human rights conditions with the United Nations OHCHR. Our work has been recognized with the United Nations flag.
Decolonizing our land and people is a priority. The Maka Wakan Black Hills sanctuary will be open for Lakota to inhabit, roam, and live in our traditional manner.
Growing services for our citizens and relatives. Driver licenses and auto tags are just two of the ways we are asserting our jurisdiction.
Foreign persons, including U.S. citizens, may apply for an ILN government issued visa to enter our territory under protocol.
Our traditional warrior society protects and serves our Elders as well as asserting customary law and justice. Hoka Hey!
Elder Leadership Council: Grandmother Society
Lead Spokesperson: Canupa Gluha Mani
Foreign Affairs Minister: Oyate Ota
Justice and Protocol: Cante Tenza Okolakiciye, Tetuwan Judicial Council
Land and Water
Rights of Way
International Indigenous Human Rights Office
The Independent Lakota Nation has created a document archive containing both historic and present day documents, letters, notices, and correspondence regarding our independence.
U.N. Documents | Bilateral Relations | Public Notices | Maps
Cultural Protocol | Media Statements
Humans Rights Office
If you wish to report a violation of your human rights at the hands of colonial governments or corporations within Lakota Territory, please contact: Human_Rights@lakotanation.org.
For a comprehensive look at the human rights situation on Pine Ridge Reservation and across Lakota Territory – please watch the documentary, Red Cry.
The Maka Wakan sanctuary will be comprised of approximately 200 square miles in the northern Paha Sapa, the spiritual center of Tetuwan Lakota territory known as the Black Hills. This area will be open for Lakota to inhabit, roam, and live in our traditional manner.
The establishment of the Maka Wakan is an essential priority in asserting Lakota independence. We have already initiated contacts with government agencies and landowners as a part of this process.
This “sanctuary” is essential and vital to the perpetuation of Lakota as a distinct people and culture. The free and nomadic lifestyle alongside our buffalo relatives with attachment to this sacred land area is the core of Lakota Spirituality, it makes us who we are. This area is vital for preserving our language and cultural lifeway that is on the verge of extinction.
Passport/Driver License – Important
We are currently updating our support documents for driver licenses, automobile plates, and auto registration documents. If you have any problems with U.S. state or local jurisdictions, please contact the Rights of Way Office. email@example.com
If you plan to enter Lakota Territory for business or tourism, we ask you do so under protocol. Good protocol recognizes Lakota independence and inherent jurisdiction over our territory, and allows you to enter as a guest in good standing. Entering a nation’s territory under their designated protocol ensures good relationships, avoids conflicts, and aids your safety. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pilamaya! Thank you!
This portal has been designed for foreign persons wishing to contact the Independent Lakota Nation Government. Please remember to fill in all fields and details in the contact form.
We maintain office hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Canupa Gluha Mani
Itacan and Lead Spokesperson
Independent Lakota Nation
Box 512, Hill City, SD 57745