Native American people are disproportionately harassed by police. I have to do something about this...
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.
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