Wounded Knee would be that place and the American Indian Movement
(AIM) would be the protectors of the people.
In this autobiographical account, Dennis Banks, one of the leaders of a group called the American Indian Movement
, opened his eyes to the possibility for dignity and freedoms enjoyed by other citizens but, incredibly, denied to America's first residents.
ARTIST, writer, activist and curator Jimmie Durham, who played a key role in the American Indian Movement
, will be talking about his work at Compton Verney on Thursday from 7.
He was a political activist in the American Indian Movement
and a performing artist in the 60s and 70s.
The militant American Indian Movement
would otherwise be known as AAM.
Virtually every America Indian advocacy group in the country has spoken out against mascots, including the Washington-based National Congress of American Indians, the American Indian Movement
, Indian Psychologists of the Americas, Native American Journalists Association, Concerned American Indian Parents, and more.
The American Indian Movement
, modeled on the Black Power Movement, led to the creation of Native American Tribal Councils, many of which opposed transracial adoption of Native American children, fearing the loss of the child's birth culture and the development of problems of identity (Freundlich, 2000; Simon, 1994).
OJIBWA WARRIOR Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement
BY DENNIS BANKS WITH RICHARD ERDOES UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, 2004 362 PAGES, $29.
In 1973 the Lakota people, along with members and supporters of the American Indian Movement
(AIM), took over Wounded Knee, South Dakota "in a desperate, last-ditch effort to draw attention to dire conditions on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation" (Warrior 1999, 47).
This has raised fears of a return to the days of COINTELPRO, the FBI's counterintelligence program that spied on Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and infiltrated the Black Panthers and the American Indian Movement
Russell Means, of the radical leftist American Indian Movement
, went so far at the time as to claim that Columbus "makes Hitler look like a juvenile delinquent" by comparison.
A political militant in the '70s at the core of the American Indian Movement
, since then increasingly prominent as a poet and artist, Durham has cultivated an elemental and energetic sense of difference in his explicitly multicultural work, of which Tlunh datsi, 1985, a triangular sculpture mixing an animal skull, shells, feathers, and fur, is a prime example.
Support for American Indian Movement
activist Leonard Peltier was also demonstrated during the powwow.
That rewriting centered upon a pamphlet prepared and distributed at taxpayer expense in which the Bureau purportedly rebutted on a case-by-case basis the roster of fatalities among American Indian Movement
(AIM) members and its supporters compiled by Vander Wall and me and attributed to the FBI's "reign of terror" on the reservation (see pp.
The NFB film traces the life and death of Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash, a Mi'kmaq Native rights activist from Nova Scotia whose unsolved murder in South Dakota in 1976 provoked accusations that both the FBI and Annie Mae's fellow warriors in the American Indian Movement
(AIM) were involved in the crime and its cover-up.