February 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
“It just caused a complete awareness all over the world about Indian people and the struggle they’d been going through here in our own country,” said Clyde Bellecourt, who helped found the AIM movement in the late 1960s. Continue Reading
May 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Canadian man’s murder conviction and life sentence in the 1975 slaying of a fellow American Indian Movement activist, ruling that the state had jurisdiction to prosecute him. Continue Reading
April 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Aside from brief confrontations between federal officials and American Indian Movement leaders, a two-day conference that brought together all sides of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation went fairly smoothly.
Until the final session.
March 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means, who led the 1973 armed uprising at Wounded Knee, will speak at a conference recognizing the upcoming 40th anniversary of the takeover, event organizers announced Monday. Continue Reading
October 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) A woman suspected of being involved but never charged in the 1975 killing of a fellow American Indian Movement activist in South Dakota has died in a western Nebraska nursing home, a funeral home said Tuesday.
October 10, 2011 in The Daily Republic
As I look back on my life from the pinnacle of the seventh decade, my reflections turn to the life of Russell Means. He is suffering from incurable cancer.
December 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune
A man who is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1975 death of an American Indian Movement activist testified Monday that he stood nearby and watched another man shoot her. Continue Reading
December 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune
Before she died, an American Indian Movement activist said she was afraid she’d be killed because others in the group suspected she was an informant, a witness testified Thursday during the trial of a man accused of shooting her 35 years ago. Continue Reading
November 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune
Supporters of imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier say he might have prostate cancer. Continue Reading