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Bury My Life at Wounded Knee


Society & Culture  (tags: Aim, alcohol, drugs, disease, dishonesty, fraud )

Lone
- 1659 days ago - thenativepress.com
Y ou know Native Americans have been marginalized when a search for AIM on the Web turns up Asian Internet Marketing and the Association for Interactive Media, instead of the American Indian Movement. Or when you ask someone in her twenties who



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kathryn cook (628)
Thursday March 4, 2010, 5:57 pm
SAD...... I posted all about AIM in Greenseas & Friends - I do not know nor understand how we can ignore an entire race of noble men and women - the relevance of this culture - we treat our Native American Population as if they never existed.
 

Deborah O. (98)
Thursday March 4, 2010, 9:38 pm
If they even know who Russel Means is, they recall him only as an actor. Mention Dennis Banks and they think you're referring to an up and coming young basketball player or something. Ask for a book by Vine Deloria, Jr.--like "We Talk, You Listen" and the clerk at the bookstore gives you a blank look. And for most of this you can blame two things--the Federal Government's suppression of the movement and the gradual erosion of real journalism in this country. For the rest, I suppose the dumbing down of America and its headlong pursuit of distraction and possessions explains why people care more about what kind of nervous little inbred dog Paris Hilton is carrying around in a handbag which cost more than most of us could pay for a new car than they do about truth and justice.

It will be up to those of us who still remember to see that this is not forgotten. If we don't teach the children, they sure as Hell won't learn about it in school.
 

H K. (38)
Friday March 5, 2010, 5:46 am
SO true. And they are the TRUE Americans!
 

Shari G. (27)
Friday March 5, 2010, 11:53 am
Watched the Ghost Hunters special on the hauntings at Alcatraz. On two occasions, they gave a brief history of "The Rock" and skipped right over the AIM occupation. I was so angry I used many words I cannot repeat here, in every language I can cuss in (the longer I live, the more of them I know). I spent yesterday telling everyone who would listen about it. The mentality of this nation is getting more and more absurd. I would leave but my roots are too deep and don't see anything better. Thanks Terry
 

Donna B. (39)
Friday March 5, 2010, 4:06 pm
I was completely stunned when my teen aged daughter told me that there are people her age who do not know what an Indian Reservation is!
 

Cathy L. (12)
Friday March 5, 2010, 5:21 pm
I can't believe it keeps on happening.
 

Cynthia Falwell (137)
Friday March 5, 2010, 8:59 pm
With me being a Native American Indian, I hope more is said and done about this. Thank you Lone for you wisdom and information.
 
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