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November 10, 2013

AIM co-founder Bellecourt to speak at Gustavus

ST. PETER — AIM co-founder and social justice advocate Clyde Bellecourt will speak 7-9 p.m. Monday at Alumni Hall in the Student Union at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Bellecourt's presentation "The American Indian Movement: Past, Present and Future" is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

A member of the Anishinabe- Ojibwe Nation, Bellecourt is well known for his role in a variety of high profile protests, such as the occupation of Wounded Knee, and storming the Bureau of Indian Affairs for their corruption in the 1970s. Since then, he has organized and/or directed numerous organizations such as the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media, and the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center, which has successfully moved over 14,000 people from welfare to full-time jobs.

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