So Clyde Bellecourt of the American Indian Movement on various occasions has publicly stated that he and his brother Vernon Bellecourt in the past have been wrongly accused and suspected of knowing any details of the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash.
Clearly the passage below indicated otherwise. In addition Clyde Bellecourt has publically stated that that he is the creator and owner of AIM Inc. and that he is the head of the organization and that he also publically supports Annie Maes’ murderer John Graham (who was tried and convicted of kidnapping felony murder in Dec. of 2010) Along with Graham, AIM also publically states that they support Leonard Peltier who shoved a gun into the mouth of Annie Mae during an interrogation in Farmington NM where he accused her of being a fed and bad jacked her.
Currently to date AIM as “an organization” refuses to address the murder of Annie Mae and black activist Ray Robinson ( who was shot and allowed to bleed to death by AIM members during the WK occupation of 73) So the question remains to ALL AIM members on both sides of the border. HOW can human beings as a collective who claim to be advocates for human, native and woman’s rights support such a history?
How can AIM even attempt to be advocates for our missing and murdered women while supporting a man who took the life of one of those women? How can people continue to live the lie and hypocrisy and support a leadership who has the blood of one of its own women all over their hands? Who do they think they are kidding?
As a native woman, the daughter of one of AIMs women who believed in the movement before it lost its way, and a strong supporter of missing and murdered woman, I am highly offended and disgusted by such a public display of ignorance and hypocrisy.
And some wonder why our communities never seem to maintain a decent level of morality.
With “heroes and warriors “like these, who needs enemies? Anyone?