ICT OFFICES AND DEMAIN’S RV
DRUM DANCE CENTER
Paul DeMains reputation isn’t that of a shrinking violet-in fact one might say it is more that of a rez dog who when having gotten hold of something won’t let go.
That of course has led to howls of foul play and names like fed, sellout, and apple being tossed around, but one needs only look at their source of origin and what sparked them to understand the intent.
It’s relatively easy and a part of human nature to speculate, to draw comparisons between past events and current events.
Perhaps that’s what makes the recent fire that appears to have targeted DeMain, and the ICT offices even more troubling in drawing comparisons-comparisons not based on whim but validated by their shared commonality.
Arson has a history among others things as being an implement to silence, intimidate, and even murder at times- a history that includes criminal organizations like the Mafia and AIM.
The more notable examples are those of the fire bombing of Tim Giago’s newspaper after taking AIM to task, the fire that took the lives of John Trudell’s family, Nogeshick Aquash, Annie’s former husband, who lost his wheelchair bound life as a result of a fire in his home after notifying family members he had discovered who was responsible for Annie’s murder, and now this-this and the fascination with fire and bombs of certain elements within AIM.
Something else that gives pause is as I understand it a suspect in custody and others still being sought were not so long ago in a detox center in Minneapolis in proximity to AIM command central….just saying, and not interested in hearing Russell whine about “pockets of illegality” as he did at CWS.
Investigative techniques and tools are much more sophisticated now in comparison to those available at any other time, so I’m of the opinion that this is a crime that will not take decades to solve-that and the fact that any involved in the physical act itself could strike a bargain to mitigate their situation should be a concern for others if this was something other than a random act.
Fortunately there was no loss of lives or injury to any.