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Prosecutors offered to stay the felony charge of an American Indian Movement leader who toppled a Christopher Columbus statue outside the State Capitol in exchange for 100 hours of community service.

Eddie Benton-Banai, Activist Who Co-Founded the American Indian Movement, Dies at 89

Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died at a care center in Hayward, Wis. He was 89.

@NAACP  NAACP actively supports the American Indian Movement in its effort to force sports teams and schools to discontinue the use of "Indian " team names, mascots, and other imagery that stereotype and caricature the sacred rituals and culture of Native Americans. " -Jeanetta Williams

During the Thanksgiving celebration in 1970, activists from the American Indian Movement stormed the replica Mayflower ship, and occupied it in protest. "It became a symbol that needed to be confronted," said history professor Kent Blansett.

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November is Native American Heritage Month: We’re celebrating by honoring figures who have blazed a trail for the Native American community. Mary Brave Bird, a.k.a. Mary Crow Dog, was a Sicangu Lakota activist who was a central figure in the American Indian Movement 1/9

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Video: Omaha elder Nathan Phillips sings the American Indian Movement song he sang on Friday as he was surrounded by MAGA hat-wearing Catholic high school students. “That is the first song I ever learned,” he tells us.

#OTD in 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until the following May.)

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Born to Dakota Sioux and Chippewa parents, #LeonardPeltier  known for his leadership within the American Indian Movement, is just one of many unjustly imprisoned political prisoners in the United States. #FreeLeonardPeltier 

#OTD in 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until the following May.)

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Today 44 years ago the American Indian Movement began their courageous occupation of the Pine Ridge reservation, also known as Wounded Knee

He was singing the American Indian Movement song of unity that serves as a ceremony to send the spirits home. “It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial.' ”

American Indian Movement leader Clyde Bellecourt on clash at pipeline protest: We see what "could be a repeat of Wounded Knee."

Native activist #DennisBanks  has died at age 80. He co-founded the American Indian Movement and led the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee.

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