“LRI will never address violence against women because they support and hang with those who do. Period. I had several conversations with both Chase Iron Eyes and his wife Sarah Jumping Eagle and updated them on the information and truth regarding my mothers murder.
Chase at first accused me of mudslinging, which I corrected him and said asking him if he was associated with AIM was not mudslinging. He then said his family were AIM members and he preferred to focus on the positive aspects of our youth and he came from another generation.
Sarah seemed genuinely concerned but drew quieter and more silent the more I shared with her about the internal abuse my mother suffered. Chase then said he wished he had more time to discuss this but he was busy with Pesla and then he and Sarah both unceremoniously unfriended me .
They now both know the truth about the AIM leaderships complicity in my mothers murder and that they currently publicly support my mothers murderers along with Leonard Peltier. What they do with it and who they support will be on their conscience. “ Denise Pictou Maloney
COMING FROM ANOTHER GENERATION…..strikes me as being a woefully inadequate mea culpa.
If it is meant to be a metric to employ for which issues to address it seems self serving to exclude any, as they all are contributory influences molding our day to day existence.
For some, and undoubtedly the public at large,it may seem more”Indian” to reference Sand Creek or Wounded Knee, than the murder of Annie Mae Aquash and the ongoing abuse of our women, or the murders committed by AIM regardless of whether or not family and friends are members.
No one alive today is a survivor of Sand Creek or Wounded Knee, of that generation. I don’t think that would be grounds for avoiding addressing them though, nor are there any grounds to avoid addressing Annie’s murder, or that of Ray Robinson Jr. and AIM’s other victims- to refrain from calling for accountability and justice regardless of what generation a person is from.
In doing so the wrong message is sent, and it is the truth and reality that suffer-playing to an audience should not be part of the equation.
There is much work to be done, as nations and individuals we can either do this work as traditional people or as supporters of AIM’s version.