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
October 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Means was no saint, and I continue to disagree with many of his tactics. Armed confrontation has no place in a civil society.
That said, it was these same tactics that brought the issues facing American Indians to the fore. Continue Reading
June 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic
OGLALA (AP) The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota is honoring former American Indian Movement leader Russell Means. 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
May 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) American Indian Movement founders Dennis Banks and Clyde Bellecourt are expected to take part in a rally and march Monday in Rapid City for a man who claims he was mistreated at a local hospital.
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
March 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS Jerry Fogg was just a teenager when he was handed a gun and told to help guard the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee during one of the most public displays of protest by the American Indian Movement nearly four decades ago. Continue Reading
January 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) It’s been more than 37 years since the federal trials of protesters who took over the Wounded Knee massacre site in South Dakota, and the Nebraska-based federal judge who presided remembers his efforts to respect the Native Americans and their traditions. Continue Reading
December 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic
In a video posted this week on one of his websites, Russell Means said he’s essentially cancer free now and that he believes the good news will be confirmed in a month.
Means announced in August that he had esophageal cancer, or cancer of the throat. Continue Reading
December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Russell Means, a 72-year-old former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, says he’s beaten cancer. Continue Reading