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40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Wounded Knee

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Wed. 2/27 11a: On this date 40 years ago the world’s attention was on Pine Ridge, South Dakota as the American Indian Movement or A.I.M. heeded the call to protect Native rights and freedom. 

Masses of supporters stood in solidarity, both on and off Native soil, with AIM. This moment in time went down in the history books as the Wounded Knee Occupation.

As the 40th anniversary is observed, we want to know what the Wounded Knee Occupation meant to you. Did it change how you see the world? What influences do you see in your own life or around the world?

Guests include Seneca Veteran Journalist Laura Waterman Wittstock of Minnesota’sFirst Person Radio.