Abby Drayer -AIM
Updated: 6/13/2020
Abby Drayer -AIM
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RELS 336 - Week 5, Activity 1

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  • Minneapolis, 1968
  • But I didn't do anything wrong!
  • Your kind doesn't belong in our city!
  • Native American people are disproportionately harassed by police. I have to do something about this...
  • Dennis Banks
  • Alcatraz Island or "Indian land," 1969, after AIM was founded
  • This is not the first time we have claimed this abandoned land.
  • We demand to be taken seriously.
  • The Lakota Crow Dog Sun Dance at Pine Ridge, August, 1972
  • We all agree to help, despite being from different tribes. Our spiritual beliefs can help strength and unify Native Americans within the movement.
  • We founded the American Indian Movement and we need your support so we can secure tribal rights and fight for better treatment of Native people.
  • George Mitchell
  • The "spiritual rebirth" of Indian rights was affirmed as a union between traditional religious and political leaders espousing a revival of Native identity and a rebirth of Native religious practices as a means for political empowerment.
  • AIM's image became linked with violence in the eyes of the Government, caused by an armed 71-day standoff with U.S. authorities in 1973 at Wounded Knee, and the killings of two FBI agents at Pine Ridge two years later.
  • Current Goals/Projects:- job-training- health and housing projects- the adoption of a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
  • 2007, AIM still remains active
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