The US twisted logic, based solely on superior economic and military power, with lies and deceit, is being used to deny Native nations international status.The Treaty Council said the US continues as a colonial power to use twisted logic, “lies and deceit,” based on military power, while denying Indian Nations international status."We believe it is important to raise a voice of opposition to the entire approach of the United States to the Declaration,” said the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council in its statement submitted by Owe Aku International Justice Project.
"Since the Declaration's conception the United States has done nothing but block its progress as an international standard and now continue the same monotonous tactic of using twisted logic to domesticate international human rights where Indigenous peoples are concerned."These hearings are simply designed, like all of the laws, policies, regulations and court decisions which the United States has unilaterally utilized, based solely on superior economic and military power, to deny Native nations international status. The hearings themselves, on a government-to-government, not a nation-to-nation basis, are also violations of Indigenous treaties."
In its statement to the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs for the record, the Treaty Council said, "We reject and refuse to acknowledge any limits on our rights which utilize Federal Indian Law, including these Congressional Hearing by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs."Further, the Treaty Council stated that while the United States "engages in fraudulent Congressional hearings, corporations are on our territory preparing to further contaminate our water and destroy our land with the poisons of uranium mining."