Alternative Radio Archives: Political Activist Russell Means

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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 8:00am
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Russell Means was a renowned activist for Indian Rights. An Oglala Lakota, he was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was a founding member of the American Indian Movement and its first national director. His autobiography is Where White Men Fear to Tread. He passed away in 2012. 

The dynamic Russell Means presents a moving and eloquent talk on Native America. He recounts how consciousness has changed among indigenous people but among the white European settler descendants many of the old prejudices remain. For example, he says, The Pope is going to canonize Father Serra an Indian murderer and Indian slave owner. In North and South America Indian peoples, their lands and traditions are under assault. But there is resistance. Native peoples are organizing and fighting for their dignity and rights.