Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 22, 2012

Warrior Russell Means Passed to the Spirit World

Russell Means on the Long Walk 1978
by Daniel Luna

Russell Means was a warrior for his people

Russell Means will be honored in Kyle, South Dakota, on Wed., Oct. 24, 2012, during the first of four gatherings.
See article:

The tribal flag at the Oglala Lakota Nation office is flying at half mast today, Tuesday, in honor of Russell Means, whose lifetime of resistance has inspired a generation of Indigenous rights warriors.

From his wife and children

October 22, 2012

Hello our relatives. Our dad and husband, now walks among our ancestors. He began his journey to the spirit world at 4:44 am, with the Morning Star, at his home and ranch in Porcupine. There will be four opportunities for the people to honor his life, to be announced at a later date. Thank you for your prayers and continued support. We love you. As our dad and husband would always say, “May the Great Mystery continue to guide and protect the paths of you and your loved ones.”

Mitakuye Oyasin,
The wife and children of Russell Means

444 Crazy Horse Drive
Pahin Sinte, Republic of Lakotah

From the Russell Tribunal on Palestine:
Rest in Peace Russell Means, co-founder of the American Indian Movement and dear friend of the Palestinian people. Russell very much wanted to join us in NYC for the hearings but was too ill to attend. Russell présenté.


Erich Hicks said...

ALMIGHTY his walk.

Censored News, publisher Brenda Norrell said...

Here are some of the images of Russell Means I want to remember: Russell tackling the BIA supt. in Window Rock during a citizen's arrest in the BIA building; leading the Columbus Day protests on the streets of Denver; challenging the BIA at the Stronghold, and telling the Lewis and Clark expedition to leave South Dakota.
I was looking for all these photos, and couldn't find any of them. So I thought, that is the way it should be.
We were sitting there in the BIA building in Window Rock, everything static like BIA things are, and Russell rushes up to the BIA head, and tackles him, and says Stevens is under citizen's arrest. It was one of the most amazing times, in the late 1980s.
When Russell and the other warriors told the Lewis and Clark expedition to leave South Dakota, it was one of the many censored stories at the time. My friend Paul Rafferty published the story at the UN Observer and International Report at the Hague.

Anne said...

A True & Honorable Human Being. ( Ihanktonwon - Yankton & Oglala Lakota ) leaves this world & his people today to join the Ancestors & Wakan Tanka.
RIP Wanbli Ohitika ( Brave Eagle ) Smoke & Prayers go up for you, your tawicu ( wife ) , children & tiyospayes ( extended family )