Topic: American Indian Movement

Legendary Russell Means, Oglala Lakota Activist

Russell Means was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people. (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage. Russell Means has lived a […]

Lakota Woman Mary Brave Bird, Author, Activist (1954 – 2013)

Mary Ellen Moore-Richard known as Mary Brave Bird, also known as Mary Crow Dog and Mary Brave Woman Olguin. Video clip of Lakota Woman below (Sep. 26, 1954 – Feb. 14, 2013) She was an inspiring Brulé Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s and participated […]

What was FBI’s COINTELPRO? Real American Terrorism (1970s)

COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, which was used in the 1960s to monitor, manipulate and disrupt social movements in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panthers and the American Indian Movement were among the program’s targets. Covert Action Against the Domestic Dissidents of the 1960s. “Expose, […]

US Domestic Covert Action: Reign of Terror (1970s)

US Domestic Covert Action: Reign of Terror Against American Indians in the 1970s. COINTELPRO’s residual effects. Domestic Covert Actions Did Not End in the 1970s. U.S Government Harassment, Intimidation & Violence against “THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOVEMENT”…. While domestic covert operations were scaled down once the 1960s upsurge had subsided (thanks in part to the success […]

Wounded Knee Incident, Pine Ridge, South Dakota (1973)

February 27, 1973 to May 8, 1973: American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders, together with over 200 activists and Oglala Lakota (Sioux) of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who opposed Oglala tribal chairman Richard Wilson. They occupied the town of Wounded Knee in protest against Wilson’s administration, as well as against the federal government’s persistent failures […]

Who is America’s Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

Leonard Peltier is an Anishinabe-Lakota activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was born in 1944. In 1977 he was [wrongly] convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the […]
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