Does the formation of the Republic of Lakotah* have significance if virtually all of the North American (and apparently, Caribbean) media ignore it? (My post on Lakota independence)
The Lakota are serious, and have obviously given this considerable thought. Their republic is not a micronation -- it occupies territory and is capable of enforcing its own laws (though their police and military are undoubtedly spread a bit thin at the moment).
The deafening silence reflects more on the mainstream media than on the Lakota. Journalism used to be about reporting the facts, not propagandizing for corporate interests.
Ignore it at your peril -- the first domino may have just fallen!
* But see my 1/6/08 post for an update.