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Friday, July 3 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The origins and history of the American Indian Movement

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The American Indian Movement, much like the Black Panther Party, was created to combat police harassment, abuse and killing while fighting for treaty rights, self-determination and reparations. AIM grew quickly as the militant wing of the fight for American Indian rights. They occupied the BIA in DC, Mount Rushmore, combated police abuse and most famously had a 73-day stand off with Federal marshals at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. AIM was crucial to creating a fight back in the American Indian community and the development of Native Pride and Red Power. Despite in-fighting that was often caused by infiltrators, AIM's legacy lives on in communities today. This talk will discuss AIM's history, legacy and their origins.

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Brian Ward

Brian is a long-time indigenous rights and climate justice activist.  His writing has appeared in Socialist Worker, The Nation, Truth-Out and the International Socialist Review.  He has lived and worked with the Oglala Lakota on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is a member of the International Socialist Organization.   


Friday July 3, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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