Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The passing of Russell Means

The passing of indigneous activist and leader Russell Means on October 22, 2012 is noted with a great deal of sorrow. Russell Means has played a key role in the shape of indigneous rights today. He was one of the generation of activists that helped to wake the world up to the need for recognition of indigneous rights, and that moved indigneous rights to a platform in the international community. The movement of indigneous rights to the international arena brought a very high profile to state actions that had long been carried out without much comment with a focus on assimilating indigenous peoples.

This video contains a very moving tribute to Russell Means and his contribution to indigenous peoples around the world.

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