Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 14, 2012

'Reign of Terror' AIM Photo Exhibit June 2012

'Reign of Terror' AIM Photo Exhibit June 15--30, 2012

Photo by Michell Vignes/Alcatraz Occupation

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SAN FRANCISCO -- AIM-WEST, a non-profit community based inter-tribal organization in San Francisco, cordially invites you to an AIM Photo and Art Exhibit in recognition of Anniversary of “Reign of Terror in South Dakota, 1973-76.
AIM-WEST is host to an Photo and Art Exhibit depicting political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, the American Indian Movement (AIM) and bay area Indigenous activism on the anniversary of what is referred to as the “Reign of terror” in South Dakota in the period 1973-76 when over 60 AIM members and supporters were killed and nobody held accountable.
Photo by Michelle Vignes/Wounded Knee
The location is at Arte International Gallery, 963 Pacific St. (North Beach between Powell and Mason St) starting from June 15-30, and a reception on June 26th in recognition of political prisoner Leonard Peltier, being held for over 37 years resulting from a shoot out at the Jumping Bull compound in Pine Ridge Reservation, near Oglala, in 1975. The Gallery will also have paintings by and photos of Mr. Peltier, photos of a history of the American Indian Movement (AIM), and a display during the Occupation of The Rock, Alcatraz Island, from November 1969 until June 1971.
Internationally renowned photographers Ms. Michelle Vignes, Paris, France, and now resides in San Francisco, and Ms. Ilka Hartmann, Berlin, Germany, now in Marin County respectively, have offered to share their photos they have documented of Indigenous activism over the decades. Rigo 23, another internationally known artist and with local credentials, will be contributing his recent works toward the two weeks of awareness and concerns of Indigenous peoples living in North America.

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