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American Indian Movement leader Clyde Bellecourt dies at 85

Clyde Bellecourt (Arizona State Universitry)MINNEAPOLIS¬† – Clyde Bellecourt, a leader in the Native American struggle for civil rights and a founder of the American Indian Movement, has died. He was 85. Bellecourt died Tuesday morning from cancer at his home in Minneapolis. Bellecourt was a co-founder in 1968 of AIM, which began as a local organization in Minneapolis that sought…

South Dakota Senate urges inquiry into Wounded Knee Medals of Honor

(Library of Congress)PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Senate unanimously supports a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into Medals of Honor given to soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre. Congress has the authority to rescind the medals. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, advocating both for Native American tribes and military veterans, say their…