Wounded Knee Survivors Descendants
(Coming Soon ! History, Background and Chapters)
Reparations for Massacre Survivors
For generations the survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre have sought
for their losses and injuries as as innocent victims of the attack on them in 1890.
Today, their descendants continue in honor of their ancestors and families.
The "Round Building" in the photo below, and referred to as a "Visitors' Center" in the article cited below the photo, was built by an outside non-profit support group supposedly for the Wounded Knee Community. However, since it was solicited by a known AIM associate on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he has claimed it as his own and AIMs' building. As the article below states, "The center is as much a shrine to Means and AIM as it is to the 1890 massacre".
As a result, the community does not benefit from it at all.In the interests of "injuries and losses" of the "innocent victims" of the Wounded Knee Occupation and the Wounded Knee community and AIM responsibility for that suffering, As a good faith gesture, and as a demonstration of future intent, perhaps AIM membership and Organizations can show support for the Cankpe Opi Tiyospaye Healing by calling for the immediate removal and absolute surrender of the "Round Building" occupancy and title, to the Cankpe Opi Tiyospaye Initiative, for use as office space and activity area in the development of their Community Building Initiative.
(Round building in Wounded Knee)
"And then there is Lyle Sutton, who mans a visitor center at Wounded Knee. He lives out of one room in the back that contains a bed, refrigerator, stove and kitchen table. The heater was not working on a recent winter day, and Sutton pulled on a black leather jacket as he walked into the public part of the visiting center, where it was cold enough to see one's breath. The center is as much a shrine to Means and AIM as it is to the 1890 massacre. It contains photos from the massacre and campaign signs from Means' recent, unsuccessful bid for Oglala Sioux tribal president."
(excerpt from article)
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