Interesting link below from Indigenous Women for Justice related to Vernon Bellecourt.
The author Willis Kills makes a point of stressing how Vernon would tell people never to talk to the feds and yet apparently was caught ignoring his own advice.
Reference is made to Russell Means and statements of his that Vernon was an informant – that’s rich, as it has been well established by South Dakota AG Jackley that that was a role Means was familiar with in his “assisting various” law enforcement agencies.
Kind of makes me wonder what Kills would have to say about this revelation?
Vernon went to the feds and that’s supposed to be a surprise?
Not for me it isn’t as I’m confident all the AIM leadership did at one time or another as it served them….served them, not out of sense of civic duty.
This particular instance involving Vernon if it actually occurred may have been about a spade, or something entirely different, though I’ll doubt we’ll ever know for a certainty.
It’s a little difficult to imagine a “warrior” running for help because they received a spade regardless of the implications or what the intent was interpreted to mean.
Vernon was the “Minister” of security, or maybe it was Czar, kind of hard keeping track of all the titles and positions the AIM leadership have bestowed upon themselves over the years – sort of AIM’s equivalent of Hoover warts and all.
What’s the implication, that the Minister/Czar had no confidence in his own security apparatus?
Or maybe he was fearful of AIM’s equivalent of Murder Inc and their assassins.
Whatever the reasons it illustrates the dysfunctional state AIM has always existed in ….. too many wannabe chiefs, thugs, con artists, and not enough real ndns.