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FBI questions AIM activists about opposition to bear hunt

The FBI has questioned members of the American Indian Movement in Nevada about their opposition to the state's bear hunt.

An FBI agent went to the home of Lisa Bonta and the workplace of Daniel Thayer to question them about AIM's views. Raquel Arthur, the president of AIM's Northern Nevada chapter, wasn't questioned but she saw FBI agents watching her home.

“It’s a civil rights violation. We did nothing wrong,” Bonta, a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, told The Reno Gazette-Journal.

AIM activists and members of Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe tribes in the state have spoken out against the black bear hunt. Some non-Indians apparently felt threatened by their presence at public meetings

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American Indians questioned about Nevada bear hunt by FBI (The Reno Gazette-Journal 4/11)

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