Thursday, February 10, 2011
AIM West: Local and global struggles 2011
AIM West, from the UN Permanent Forum to Chiapas, Gaza and El Salvador
By Brenda Norrell
AIM West photo 2009 by Brenda Norrell
AIM West continues its efforts with local and global struggles for Indigenous Peoples. Lenny Foster, Navajo, is confirmed to speak at the Commemoration for Warriors of Wounded Knee '73 at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, on Friday, Feb. 25. The film "Older than America" will be shown.
AIM West will attend the meeting of the Seventh Generation Fund and the discussion of Treaties in March, focused on the UN Permanent Forum to be held in May, 2011. The North American Indigenous Caucus Meeting will be held in Eureka, Calif., in March. At the UN in New York in May, Native youth are encouraged to participate and join with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu and El Salvador Mayor Alvarado of Izalco.
AIM West received invitations for AIM representatives to join an EZLN delegation to Chiapas, and the next Gaza Flotilla to Palestine. A spiritual and cultural exchange with communities in El Salvador is also underway. AIM West continues its efforts for freedom for Leonard Peltier. (Read more details in AIM West's February report below.)