American Indian Movement (AIM). Brief Overview. Treaties Allotment Boarding Schools Termination and relocation. Aim was founded in 1968 in minneapolis Edward Benton, Vernon and Clyde Bellecourt were among the founders
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“Basically, all we were doing was some real minor symbolic statement of just occupying the dam, but immediately we were aware that there were federal marshalls in the region…There were planes flying over and newsment started getting onto the story…people downstream believed that we had wired the dam to explode…there was quite a calamity.”
-Richard St. Germaine
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AIM still patrols the streets of Minneapolis for their original purpose, police brutality.
Involved in protesting Indian mascots
Committed to keeping native culture alive
1993 - Split into two factions due to differences in opinion
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