Saginaw Chippewa Repatriation News

From the Morning Sun:

Dennis Banks, renowned co-founder of the American Indian Movement who helped create the language for the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act which became law in 1990, took part in a reburial ceremony Thursday on the Isabella Reservation.

The reburial ceremony was for 10 Native American ancestoral remains who were dug up and kept in a vault in a museum at Harvard University and were proven to be affiliated with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.

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Indian Heritage Month Talks at GVSU This Week

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Loosemore Auditorium

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Special Guest:  Dennis Banks

Movie:  We Shall Remain: Episode V – Wounded Knee followed by a firsthand discussion with Dennis Banks.

Dennis Banks (Ojibwe) is one of the co-founders of the American Indian Movement (AIM).  AIM began in Minneapolis in 1968 to prevent police brutality against urban Indians.  It grew rapidly during the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Banks took a leading role in the decisions leading to the takeovers of Alcatraz Island and Bureau of Indian Affairs Office in Washington D.C., to bring attention to the poor living conditions American Indians endured throughout the United States.  In 2004, he authored Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

L.V. Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor, Auditorium

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Movie:  The Business of Fancydancing (Written & directed by Sherman Alexie)

Special Guests:  Paul Collins, Jennifer Gauthier, Shannon Martin

Friday, November 13th, 2009

L.V. Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor

5:15 p.m.: Traditional Native American Ceremony

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:  Journey to Forgiveness: Implications for Social Change

Special Guests:  Hunter Genia, George Martin, Shannon Martin

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Seating is first come/first serve – overflow seating in the Eberhard Auditorium and DeVos Center)

Special Guest:  Sherman Alexie

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AIM: Movement or Mafia?

Interesting program hosted by MSU students, featuring Joseph and John Trimbauch, and Tim Giago. Commentary about Wounded Knee, “Incident at Oglala,” Leonard Peltier, Russell Means, and others. April 23 at the Kellogg Center.