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Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks
Opinion
Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks (November 20, 2017)
An assembly of Native people and others honored the great warrior for Indigenous rights, Dennis Banks, with a celebration of his life entitled the 'Longest Walk.'

Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Opinion
Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)
This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.

Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Opinion
Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)
I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.

Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time
Opinion
Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time (November 2, 2017)
Let my voice join in harmony, with the brothers and sisters of the American Indian Movement, to address our great loss of your father, grandfather, brother and friend Dennis Banks.

American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80
National
American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80 (October 30, 2017)
Famed American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks died on October 27,2017, after a brief fight with pneumonia. He was 80.

Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on
Health | Opinion
Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on (May 30, 2017)
Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison
Law | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)
There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency
Law | National | Politics
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency (January 19, 2017)
Leonard Peltier, 72, is serving two life sentences after being convicted for the murders of two FBI agents.

Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (January 11, 2017)
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier

Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.
Education | Law | National | Politics
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (January 3, 2017)
American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.

Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)
The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.

Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues
Opinion
Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues (October 31, 2016)
I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation are just like the protests at Wounded Knee. WRONG!

Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation
Opinion
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (August 30, 2016)
I have been asked to give a deeper account of the history of this relationship as I’ve been told by Sioux and Haudenosaunee elders, so this is my humble effort to do that.

Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances
Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances (August 9, 2016)
Around this time in the summer, you can find a sundance on the Pine Ridge Reservation just about every weekend.

Man arrested for American Indian Movement flag settles for $55K
Law | National
Man arrested for American Indian Movement flag settles for $55K (July 25, 2016)
Joshuaa Brubaker was protesting the sale of the Wounded Knee massacre site when he was arrested for flying the flag at his home in Pennsylvania.

Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama
Opinion
Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama (June 30, 2016)
As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota (June 20, 2016)
Behind the scenes in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement leader, Naguset Eask, lays a saga of lost love, nawizi (jealousy), revenge, a conspiracy theory and a cover up.

Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free
Opinion
Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free (May 23, 2016)
The first time I met with U.S. prisoner Leonard Peltier, he was planning his funeral.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae (May 23, 2016)
When two young men were bullied into becoming accomplices to murder, did they realize they would become scapegoats in a much larger scheme to frame the leaders of the American Indian Movement in a vendetta for unrequited love?

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Who made the decision to kill Anna Mae?
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Who made the decision to kill Anna Mae? (May 4, 2016)
Unbeknownst to Nova Scotia Native Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, who sought refuge in a Denver home to await her 'soul mate,' she had stumbled into a clique of Nawiziwin (jealous women) who would do anything to protect their own, even murder.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae (April 21, 2016)
Twenty-eight years after the body of activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found near Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an Oglala man stood trial for his role in her 1975 disappearance.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death (April 15, 2016)
It is my belief that a group of Nawiziwin (jealous women) fabricated a tale about how Anna Mae came to South Dakota to become an FBI informant and betray the very people she fought to protect.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education
Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (April 11, 2016)
In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death (April 5, 2016)
As a rookie journalist one of my first assignments was to cover the trial of Arlo Looking Cloud for his role the in execution style death of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash.

Tim Giago: Propaganda gets in the way of facts in Indian Country
Opinion
Tim Giago: Propaganda gets in the way of facts in Indian Country (March 21, 2016)
Oftentimes the total lack of knowledge when it comes to offsetting the propaganda spread by the American Indian Movement over the years is puzzling and disturbing and even more so with the easy access to social media.

Native Sun News: 40 years since Anna Mae found dead at Pine Ridge
Law | National
Native Sun News: 40 years since Anna Mae found dead at Pine Ridge (March 8, 2016)
After an unusually warm February in 1976, the retreating snow uncovered the badly-decayed body of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, disposed of like many in the wake of the last Indian war held at Wounded Knee in 1973.

Native Sun News: Murder of Anna Mae still leaves open questions
Law | National
Native Sun News: Murder of Anna Mae still leaves open questions (March 3, 2016)
Initially told that Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was killed by the FBI and honored with a traditional burial worthy of a woman warrior, the actual truth is members of the American Indian Movement assassinated this Mi’kmaq activist, educator and mother.

Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system
Opinion
Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system (February 8, 2016)
The case against him is shaky, that’s the best way I can describe it, and it seems he is the victim of an overzealous prosecution during a period of time when being a Native activist was treated like an act of treason.

Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973
Opinion
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973 (January 25, 2016)
Soon there will be posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the 'Liberation' of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
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American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)
'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'

White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug
Health | Law | National
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (August 18, 2015)
Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.

Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case
Opinion
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (July 27, 2015)
It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital (July 7, 2015)
The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.

James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community
Opinion
James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community (June 22, 2015)
Much of my life has been an underachieving waste, but where I succeeded—I have a family, three boys I love, and I tell them I love them every single day.

Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes
Opinion
Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes (June 19, 2015)
There will be a 3-day 'Free Leonard Peltier' meeting at Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation starting on June 25.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people (June 17, 2015)
The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.

James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions
Opinion
James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (April 24, 2015)
Back in the lost history of primitive human beings, the first true believer converted the deluded, and they seriously hurt some folks.

Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations (March 19, 2015)
King Kalākaua of Hawaii was the first foreign leader to address a Joint Session of Congress on December 18, 1874.

James Giago Davies: Native activism must embrace all relations
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Native activism must embrace all relations (February 26, 2015)
Few of the objectives American Indian Movement activism sought have been achieved, and the reason for this failure provides us with a roadmap for future success.

Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints
Business
Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints (January 6, 2015)
American Indian Movement activists raised concerns about the use of the Lakota word in an alcoholic beverage.

Mark Tilsen: Teaching about Wounded Knee 1890 and 1973
Opinion
Mark Tilsen: Teaching about Wounded Knee 1890 and 1973 (November 10, 2014)
The president and co-founder of Native American Natural Foods wonders why tribal history is mostly ignored in U.S. schools.

Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet
Opinion
Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet (October 16, 2014)
Addressing problems with the recent World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steve Russell: Indian Country can't win in shooting war with US
Opinion
Steve Russell: Indian Country can't win in shooting war with US (July 1, 2014)
Steve Russell reflects on the American Indian Movement and the modern Indian wars.

New trial sought in murders of three Indian women in Minnesota
Law | National
New trial sought in murders of three Indian women in Minnesota (June 4, 2014)
Killer was said to harbor negative attitudes toward Indian women.

Opinion: NYT let FBI off easy in feature on Anna Mae's murder
Opinion
Opinion: NYT let FBI off easy in feature on Anna Mae's murder (May 9, 2014)
Author Shawn Hendricks says The New York Times failed to report on how the FBI botched the murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

WBUR: Family seeks answers in death of Wounded Knee activist
Law | National
WBUR: Family seeks answers in death of Wounded Knee activist (May 2, 2014)
Journalist Paul DeMain calls on American Indian Movement leaders to come forward with information about the death of a 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee.

NYT Blog: Reading more about activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash
Arts & Entertainment | National
NYT Blog: Reading more about activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash (May 1, 2014)
The New York Times offers two more sources to learn about American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

New York Times magazine runs feature on Anna Mae Aquash
Law | National
New York Times magazine runs feature on Anna Mae Aquash (April 25, 2014)
The Sunday magazine of The New York Times has published a lengthy feature on the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

FBI closes case on man who went missing in Wounded Knee '73
Law | National
FBI closes case on man who went missing in Wounded Knee '73 (February 20, 2014)
A civil rights activist who went missing during the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee in South Dakota was killed, according to the FBI.

FBI suspected AIM members in death of Wounded Knee activist
Law | National
FBI suspected AIM members in death of Wounded Knee activist (February 18, 2014)
The FBI has closed the case on a man who went missing during the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee.

Robert Onco, Kiowa veteran who was at Wounded Knee, dies
National
Robert Onco, Kiowa veteran who was at Wounded Knee, dies (February 6, 2014)
Robert Charles Onco, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma who was active in the American Indian Movement, died on January 31

Albert Bender: Carter Camp, Ponca warrior, passes at 72
Opinion
Albert Bender: Carter Camp, Ponca warrior, passes at 72 (January 24, 2014)
Albert Bender pays tribute to the late Carter Camp, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma who was a leader in the American Indian Movement.

Carter Camp, Ponca activist at Wounded Knee 1973, passes
National
Carter Camp, Ponca activist at Wounded Knee 1973, passes (January 3, 2014)
Carter Camp, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma who was a leader of the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, passed on.

Democracy Now: Pressures grows to eliminate racist mascot
National | Sports
Democracy Now: Pressures grows to eliminate racist mascot (November 11, 2013)
Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement, discusses racist mascots in sports on Democracy Now.

Protest against racist mascot draws large crowd in Minnesota
National | Sports
Protest against racist mascot draws large crowd in Minnesota (November 8, 2013)
Hundreds of protesters, backed by a slew of politicians, called on the Washington professional football team to eliminate its racist mascot on Thursday.

Albert Bender: Russell Means to be honored at events in Denver
Opinion
Albert Bender: Russell Means to be honored at events in Denver (November 6, 2013)
Albert Bender writes of the upcoming memorial to American Indian Movement activist Russell Means in Denver.

Oneida Nation to discuss racist Washington mascot with NFL
National | Sports
Oneida Nation to discuss racist Washington mascot with NFL (October 28, 2013)
The Oneida Nation of New York meets with the NFL on Wednesday to discuss the racist Washington team's mascot.

Activists  call for ban on Washington team name  in Minnesota
National | Sports
Activists call for ban on Washington team name in Minnesota (October 11, 2013)
The American Indian Movement and its supporters are calling for a ban on the "R-word" in public facilities in Minnesota.

AP can't locate opponents of racist mascots in Indian Country
National | Sports
AP can't locate opponents of racist mascots in Indian Country (October 9, 2013)
The Associated Press says it's difficult to tell how many American Indians and Alaska Natives oppose the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Levi Rickert: City wastes tax dollars  on Clyde Bellecourt trial
Opinion
Levi Rickert: City wastes tax dollars on Clyde Bellecourt trial (September 23, 2013)
Levi Rickert, editor of Native News Network, discusses the re-trial of Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement, in connection with an arrest at an Idle No More event.

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