Sovereign Indigenous Nation

by Thomas Dahlheimer On the 4th of July, most of us, being in agreement with our nation's founding fathers’ 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, celebrated Independence Day. The declaration addressed taxation without representation, tyranny, liberty, governance and the "unalienable rights" of all people - rights that were "endowed by the Creator". It was about colonist leaders’ struggle to define those ideas for themselves and multitudes of early immigrants living amongst the homelands of [existing] independent indigenous sovereign nations.