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Reflection as Wounded Knee occupation 40th anniversary approaches

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

Paul Cline, Grand Forks, letter: Russell Means leaves fascinating legacy

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

Oglala Sioux Tribe honors Russell Means

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

SD court upholds Graham conviction in 1975 AIM Aquash slaying

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

AIM founders Banks, Bellecourt taking part in rally organized by Lakota man

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.
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AIM activist Means to speak about Wounded Knee

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

Artists depict Wounded Knee massacre, occupation

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

Years after Wounded Knee trials, a judge reflects

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

Russell Means says he has beaten cancer

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

‘I beat the death penalty, man’: Former AIM activist Russell Means he’s cancer free

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