Vernon Bellecourt interviewed by Lincoln Bergman

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Vernon Bellecourt interviewed by Lincoln Bergman
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Discussion of the Native American movement, specifically about the conditions at Wounded Knee. At the time of the interview, Vernon Bellecourt, representative to the United Nations of the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Nation, was founder and National Director of the American Indian Movement (AIM), on a tour of the U.S. to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Knee Defense Fund. Bellecourt comments on the goals and growth of the American Indian Movement and the background and future plans of Oglala Sioux at Wounded Knee. He describes the poor health, life expectancy, and living conditions of Indians on all reservations in the U.S. Bellecourt also discusses the different forms and perceptions of revolution, the spiritual component of the Indian movement, new pride and awareness in the Indian people, and the power of Indians to bring about social change for all people.

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KPFA, 15 Mar. 1973.
Item duration: 
35 min. : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1973
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