This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.
Winnipeg’s Métis Friendship Centre battles with AIM over who sits on the board, and what they can wear
by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais, APTN National News, June 15, 2017
Another election was held to create a new board for the embattled Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg Wednesday night.
The centre was incorporated nearly 60 years ago – but has been in the limelight lately because of allegations of mismanagement and infighting. Read the rest of this entry
by JASON FRIESEN, Winnipeg Sun, June 3, 2017
Punches were thrown and a 22-year-old individual was arrested as a rally and counter-rally collided at the Manitoba Legislature on Saturday.
The individual who identifies as transgender was arrested for obstructing a peace officer but was later released from custody on a promise to appear in court. Read the rest of this entry
Democracy Now!, January 18, 2017
The Office of the Pardon Attorney has announced President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier is a former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. He has long maintained his innocence. Read the rest of this entry
By Larry Levin
It was bitterly cold that early April morning in 1973. We had taken off from Rapid City well before dawn. Our original plan was to land in Hot Springs, remove the rear doors from the three big Cherokee aircraft we were flying, and then head for Wounded Knee at tree-top level, ready to air drop two thousand pounds of food and supplies to its heroic defenders. Read the rest of this entry
KOLO TV, October 10, 2016
RENO, Nev.— Officials with REMSA said five people were treated for minor injuries after being hit by a pickup driver during a confrontation in downtown Reno. It happened during a Columbus Day protest put on by the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada (AIMNN). Read the rest of this entry
June 26, 2016
“Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters:
June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) FBI agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, I nevertheless have great remorse for the loss of their young lives, the loss of my friend Joe Stuntz, and for the grieving of their loved ones. I would guess that, like me, many of my brothers and sisters who were there that day wish that somehow they could have done something to change what happened and avoid the tragic outcome of the shootout. Read the rest of this entry
by International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, 14 November 2015
FBI interferes with exhibit of work by the renowned Native American artist Leonard Peltier
An art exhibit commemorating National Native American Month at the state Department of Labor and Industries building, Tumbwater, Washington, is being dismantled in response to complaints received from law enforcers. Read the rest of this entry