So much of what of has gone on in ndn country since the formation of AIM and continues to this day in my opinion is the direct result of the negative influence of, and examples set by AIM, specifically the AIM leadership.

Such a statement will surely lead to howls of protest by some but nonetheless it is a reality that remains.

It’s impossible to say if the negatives would have occurred anyway, or to what extent, but the connection and rapid decline can be evaluated by using time as a metric.

In doing so and using the advent of AIM as a marker the connection is indisputable.

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THE SACRED LAND
Posted by rezinate on July 27, 2012

“Such the big shame this is and we have done nothing to deserve to be treated for this way.”

This above comment made by M+J in The Most Victimized Group In America blog that indigenous women have done nothing to deserve the decline in status and the abuses that followed has haunted me.

I see it as a plaintive cry, an expression of a collective misery given voice, a mourning song sweeping across Indian country-and a great shame heaped upon the nations that is suffocating us one and all.

We speak of the land as the mother who gives life and sustains us-it is the ultimate truth-and among the nations our women are the land-land where seeds are planted, land that nurtures and produces our continuation, and insures that we will remain.

A land that has always been the repository…

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