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  American Indian Movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Indian Movement (AIM), is a Native American activist organization in the United States that burst on the international scene with its seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 1972 and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
AIM argues that Thanksgiving should be a National Day of Mourning, and protests the continuing theft of indigenous peoples' territories and natural resources.
AIM has been the subject of much controversy, some of it centering around the 1977 trial of Leonard Peltier, the AIM member convicted of the 1975 Pine Ridge killings of two FBI agents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Indian_Movement   (1410 words)

 AIM Arizona Chapter
AIM was born out of the dark violence of the police brutality and voiceless despair of Indian people in the courts of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
AIM people have known the inside of jails; the long wait; the no appeal of the courts for Indians, because many of them were there.
AIM is first, a spiritual movement, a religious re-birth, and then the re-birth of dignity and pride of a people.
www.geocities.com /aim_arizona_chapter   (357 words)

 The Ameican Indian Movement, Philosopy of Land & Land Rights
The traditional vision of American Indians with the pipe centres around a harmony of a circle, harmony of every part of life with our animal brothers and sisters and with our human brothers and sisters and a reverance for the sacredness of live.
On April 4, 1981, the Dakota American Indian Movement and its supporters began a process of resettlement of the Black Hills, guaranteed by the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty as permanent Indian territory;90 percent of it has now passed from the hands of these various native nations.
Indians are always the first to suffer biologicaland chemical warfare at the hands of the U.S. government,.
siouxme.com /lodge/land.html   (1594 words)

 Alcatraz: Occupation by The American Indian Movement (AIM)
Alcatraz: Occupation by The American Indian Movement (AIM)
American Indians, like many people of color in that era, were fed up with the status quo.
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs estimates that, from 1952 to 1967, 200,000 American Indians were lured to cities such as Denver, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco with the promise of a better life.
siouxme.com /lodge/alcatraz_np.html   (3719 words)

 American Indian Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AIM was founded on July 28, 1968, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, George Mitchell, Russell Means, and the Chippewas of Minnesota (Indians).
Other goals of the AIM were to work for equal rights, political self-determination for Natives, and better living conditions in Indian ghettos.
Leonard Peltier, an AIM member, was found guilty for the murders and was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.
pages.prodigy.net /gracehuan/native/after.htm   (520 words)

 American Indian Movement Virginia Chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the core of the movement is Indian leadership under the direction of NeeGawNwayWeeDun, Clyde H. Bellecourt.
The movement was founded to turn the attention of Indian people toward a renewal of spirituality which would impart the strength of resolve needed to reverse the ruinious policies of the United States, Canada, and other colonialist governments of Central and South America.
AIM has on repeated occasions successfully brought suit against the federal government to protect the rights of Native Nations guarenteed in treaties, sovereignty, the United States Constitution, and the laws.
www.aics.org /aimva/aimva.html   (1635 words)

 American Indian Movement of Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Indian Movement of Colorado (Colorado AIM) is a breakaway branch of the American Indian Movement.
The Colorado AIM came to nationwide public attention in 2005 because of media attacks on Ward Churchill, who serves on the Leadership Council of the organization.
Colorado AIM supports Ward Churchill and maintains an online petition in support of him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Indian_Movement_of_Colorado   (142 words)

 MNHS.ORG | Library | History Topics | American Indian Movement (AIM)
AIM — the American Indian Movement — began in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the summer of 1968.
AIM's leaders spoke out against high unemployment, slum housing, and racist treatment, fought for treaty rights and the reclamation of tribal land, and advocated on behalf of urban Indians whose situation bred illness and poverty.
Their ruthless suppression of AIM during the early 1970s sowed the seeds of the confrontation that followed in February, 1973, when AIM leader Russell Means and his followers took over the small Indian community of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in protest of its allegedly corrupt government.
www.mnhs.org /library/tips/history_topics/93aim.html   (889 words)

 - American Indian Movement - AIM -
Pledged to fight White Man's injustice to Indians, his oppression, persecution, discrimination and malfeasance in the handling of Indian Affairs.
AIM shall be there to help the Native People regain human rights and achieve restitutions and restorations.
The American Indian Movement has attempted to provide information on a variety of issues on our Website.
www.aimovement.org   (255 words)

 "the People's Paths home page!" Articles - History AIM
This is especially true with regard to the notion that there exists either a legitimate AIM "National Office" or "National Officers" with authority to appoint or remove local AIM members from whatever positions they may occupy on the basis of chapter affirmation, or to dictate policy" to the movement as a whole.
AIM is not, despite statements lately issued by Vernon and Clyde Bellecourt Carol Standing Elk and others-corporate body, under the laws of the United States, the State of Minnesota, or any other foreign government.
Instead, AIM is a bona fide national liberation movement-open to the participation of all indigenous people, regardless of the "status" or recognitionS bestowed upon them by our oppressors - oriented specifically and exclusively to reasserting the sovereign and self- determining dignity of our nations.
www.yvwiiusdinvnohii.net /articles/aimtruth.htm   (987 words)

 American Indian Movement creates Riverside County chapter North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AIM Riverside opened its doors Dec. 3 with a meeting featuring presentations by various American Indian leaders, including Bellecourt, who is known worldwide for his work in connecting struggles of American Indian people with that of Palestinians, the Irish and all indigenous peoples.
During the group's infancy in 1975, AIM was at the center of a shooting that rocked the American Indian Movement and created a firestorm of controversy.
AIM also played a role in the 1969 Alcatraz takeover, which lasted 19 months and challenged a law promising American Indians first claims on abandoned federal land.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2005/12/30/news/top_stories/21_33_2812_29_05.txt   (1251 words)

 American Indian Movement
American Indian activists Russell Means, Dennis Banks and Clyde Bellecourt plan to attend a rally Saturday (June 26, 1999) at Pine Ridge to protest the investigation into the deaths of two men, according to the organizer.
The struggle of the Indigenous Nations to retain their lands, cultures, and political and human rights began almost before the ink was dry on each of the treaties that were/are supposed to guard and maintain those lands and rights.
A: She was a 30-year-old woman from Nova Scotia, Canada, and she had been with AIM for quite a while and she was very much respected and she was close to a lot of people that were within the AIM group.
www.dickshovel.com /AIMIntro.html   (1957 words)

 American Indian Movement on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT [American Indian Movement] (AIM), organization of the Native American civil-rights movement, founded in 1968.
In 1972, members of AIM briefly took over the headquarters of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. They complained that the government had created the tribal councils on reservations in 1934 as a way of perpetuating paternalistic control over Native American development.
Among their demands was a review of more than 300 treaties between the Native Americans and the federal government that AIM alleged were broken.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AmerI1ndM1ov.asp   (420 words)

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The American Indian Movement Support Group of New Jersey is currently running a campaign to stop stereo-typing and racism in New Jersey State Public schools.
American Indian Sports Team Mascots (an excellent site including a page on the psychological impact of Native American Mascots on children.)
It is a cartoon character Indian with a pointy chin, a toothy grin, a hook nose, braids, a headband and one eagle feather.
www.angelfire.com /nj/AIMSG   (666 words)

 American Indian Movement Texas Chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In part, it says,..."The American indian Movement of Texas would like to ensure that all children get a fair and just education and that racism is not taught or tolerated.
AIM of Texas was brought forth to unite and bring forth accountability for all groups in Texas involved in First Nation struggles.
AIM of Texas is Stability, Accountability, Credibility, Unity, Strength, and has a 30-year history.
www.aics.org /aimtx.html   (1257 words)

Following their expulsion from the International Indian Treaty Council in 1986, and expulsion from AIM in 1993 they organized and orchestrated, along with another co-conspirator Robert Robideau, the creation of the so-called autonomous AIM chapters, and called for a sham tribunal on December 17-18, 1993 in Edgewood, New Mexico.
The American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council along with our intellectual property rights law firm is at this time notifying these individuals and groups that we will initiate legal action so that they discontinue the use and abuse of our trademarked, protected intellectual, and commercial property rights.
Churchill’s belief in the Tyner family legend of Indian heritage is at the core of his disputed identity as an Indian.
aimgrandgovcouncil.blogspot.com   (5687 words)

 TimePieces: American Indian Movement
The American Indian Movement is founded in Minneapolis to combat discrimination in the Twin Cities.
AIM soon becomes a national organization that, through a series of dramatic confrontations, focuses national attention on Indian issues.
Local AIM activities in these first few years include a police patrol, a pair of alternative schools for Indian youth, and employment and housing services.
events.mnhs.org /timepieces/EventDetail.cfm?EventID=80   (241 words)

 American Indian Movement - Cleveland Chapter - Cleveland OH
American Indian Movement - Cleveland Chapter - Cleveland OH "Let me be a free man. Free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose.
Founded in 1972, by Russell Means, Cleveland AIM has since maintained the original principles and tenets set forth by the founders of AIM.
We endeavor to promote healthy Indian communities through education, health-conscious lifestyles, protection and preservation of the traditional aspects of our cultures, which are crucial to our survival, and insuring justice for our people.
www.clevelandaim.net   (437 words)

 Am.Indian Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The American Indian Movement was created during the summer of 1968 at a meeting of two hundred members of the Indian community.
From the meeting the American Indian Movement was created to help address these issues and many more facing the American Indian.
By reading Indian literature it helps give everyone a better awareness of the issues that they face that need to be addressed.
course1.winona.edu /geddy/Eng353/AIM.htm   (359 words)

 AIM - American Indian Movement Store
The materials from Indian tribal officials, organizations and individuals concerns Indian legislation, policy statements, tribal politics, reservation administration and legal matters, including previous treaties with the United States government and the tax and draft status of Indians.
It is a frankly revolutionary organization which is committed to violence, calls for the arming American Indians, has cached explosives and illegally purchased arms, plans kidnappings, and whose opponents have been eliminated in the manner of the Mafia.
Contrary to the representations of AIM in soliciting these funds, they have not been used, except to a very minor extent, to improve the lot of the American Indians.
www.aimovement.org /peltier   (9872 words)

 FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Formed in the heated political atmosphere of 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) was initially organized to deal with discriminatory practices of the police in the arrest of Indians in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Calling for the reorganization of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and for strict observance of past treaties between American Indian groups and the U.S. government, AIM took an activist and increasingly militant stance in support of its claims.
The FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee provides detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest, on the occupation of Wounded Knee, and on the activities of the FBI in response to the growing strength of the AIM movement.
www.lexisnexis.com /academic/2upa/Anas/FBIAmericanIndianMovement.asp   (441 words)

 ICT [2005/02/04]  A statement from the American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council
The sorry part of this is Ward Churchill has fraudulently represented himself as an Indian, and a member of the American Indian Movement, a situation that has lifted him into the position of a lecturer on Indian activism.
He has used the American Indian Movement's chapter in Denver to attack the leadership of the official American Indian Movement with his misinformation and propaganda campaigns.
Nee Gon Nway Wee Dung, a.k.a., Clyde H. Bellecourt, Ojibwa, is the National executive director of the American Indian Movement.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096410305   (394 words)

 Home Page of the American Indian Movement of Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The American Indian Movement of Colorado (Colorado AIM) has rooted its political, social, cultural and economic program in four basic, essential, and non-negotiable principles: Spirituality, Sovereignty/Self-determination, Support and Sobriety.
The Principles of the American Indian Movement of Colorado
Yank Bad Hand is carrying the American Indian Movement of Colorado Eagle Feather Staff, as we walk to confront the 2000 columbus day parade.
www.coloradoaim.org   (132 words)

 Russell Means - The American Indian Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The A.I.M. leaders are dedicated to be the advocates for any Indian man or woman, any Indian family, any Indian community, or any Indian nation.
In 1979, Means reorganized the Dakota American Indian Movement.
Currently, Means works with the Colorado chapter of AIM, where he is part of the Elders' Council.
www.russellmeans.com /aim.html   (238 words)

 American Indian Movement 2
The American Indian Movement is a legitimate national liberation
AIM rose to prominence during the Wounded Knee
Indian movement activist Ann Mae Aquash in 1976.
members.tripod.com /nimchira/id41.htm   (1743 words)

 american indian movement of colorado: media release
Though Charlie Brennan asserts that "some American Indians and their sympathizers are determined to follow a less confrontational path this year," he only offers the opinion of one American Indian as proof.
Charlie Brennan violates the basic ethics of journalism by failing to reveal that one of his primary sources is a mayoral appointee or that both city employees quoted have a vested interest in advancing the position of the city administration.
On behalf of the Elders' Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado:
www.transformcolumbusday.org /media/20050925-aim.html   (524 words)

 Statement of American Indian Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It has come to the attention of the Arizona Chapter of the American Indian Movement that within the state of Arizona, there are several Sacred Ceremonies being desecrated and bastardized.
Indian people with no authorization to do so, or for profit.
The Arizona Chapter of the American Indian Movement takes a stance of "zero- tolerance" to corrupt or bastardized ceremonies of this type, and the individuals who conduct them.
wayaka.altervista.org /notpay.htm   (286 words)

 AIM Media Project Live Webcast - American Indian Movement News - Live Streaming - MP3, Quicktime, MPEG4, mpeg-4
AIM Channel 3 - All of the Native and Indigenous music from our live news webcasts.
Or go to http://www.aimsandiego.org and click on A.I.M. under World Talk Radio, then follow the link, or go directly to http://www.worldtalkradio.com/show.asp?sid=141 to listen to all archival material from the show.
We are continuously webcasting a program of cutting edge American Indian news, including phone interviews, commentaries by elders, rare archival speeches, music and news live from our studio in Minneapolis.
www.streamreel.com /archives/aim/aim_live.htm   (373 words)

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