(Readers are urged to contact the White House, and also Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, 10th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20530.) To the cries for clemency should be added a call for a full investigation of the government's actions against the American Indian Movement
from 1970 to the present.
The American Indian Movement
emerged among young Indians in the urban ghettos, where Indians had migrated for work or had been enticed by relocation, and in prisons.
He joined the American Indian Movement
and, although not officially voted in, was its national chairman from 1972 until 1979.
Those sad facts include the infamous and deadly 1975 shootout between the FBI and members of the American Indian Movement
at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota (which led to the ongoing and still-controversial incarceration of American Indian Leonard Peltier), as well as smaller, more recent uses of force in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Seminole Nation, and elsewhere.
It was the Oglala people, not the American Indian Movement
. There were more than 250 Oglalas who went into Wounded Knee on the night of February 27, 1973.
The American Indian Movement
of Illinois Repatriation Committee has organized recent protests to stop development on the portion of the site containing the cemetery and antiquities.
People in the Third World are concerned that it is only the Western powers that will intervene in their affairs and not the other way round; what the Minister of Health in France referred to as the "right of interference." Does the Third World have a similar right to interfere in defence of the American Indian Movement
or against racist and religious violence in Germany or France?
government's unnamed policy of domestic terrorism directed at the American Indian Movement
(AIM) beginning in the early 1970s.
The circumstances of this tragic event remain in dispute, but, after the largest manhunt in FBI history, three members of the radical American Indian Movement
(AIM) were apprehended and brought to trial.
agent, David Price, against Peter Matthiessen, author and sometime Nation contributor, and his publisher, Viking Penguin, in connection with Matthiessen's book In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, which deals with the American Indian Movement
and government attempts to discredit it.
He writes, the American Indian Movement
that Means led grew from the "dark violence of police brutality and voiceless despair of Indian people." In this issue of Windspeaker, readers will find a story about yet another Indian man who suffered badly while in police custody, so we can add Robert Wright's name to that ever growing list that represents the brutality that Aboriginal people still face when dealing with Canada's police authorities.
Volume 1 also treats the controversy over the ownership of Native remains, use of digital media to preserve Native languages, role of sports in and beyond Indian boarding schools, and the American Indian movement
. Volume 2 surveys American Indian literature, arts and crafts, and museum treatments.