Today on Your Call: What is the legacy of Russell Means and the American Indian Movement?

Nov 1, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll be honoring the passing of native activist, Russell Means, and marking the opening of SF’s annual American Indian Film Festival.  An Oglala Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Means was a fearless leader of the American Indian Movement in the 60s and 70s, and led controversial actions including the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.  How does his legacy affect native activism today?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Michael Smith, director of the American Indian Film Festival

Tony Gonzalez, director of AIM-WEST


NY Times: Russell Means, Who Clashed With Law as He Fought for Indians, Is Dead at 72

San Francisco’s 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival 

KPFA: Bay Native Circle