Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 16, 2013

Video Lakota Bill Means AIM West 2013 Part II

Lakota Bill Means speaking at AIM West 2013 in San Francisco, part II of four video segments. Recorded by Brenda Norrell, Censored News.
Also watch Part I:

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Means, Lakota, speaks on the importance of Indian Treaties, and the history of International Indian Treaty Council at the United Nations. Means describes the movement since the 1970s and its beginnings on Standing Rock Indian Nation, located in North Dakota and South Dakota.
"We soon became involved in the worldwide Indigenous movement," said Means, after the establishment as a NGO at the United Nations.
Bill Means describes how as the movement grew, various political forces wanted to use Indigenous Peoples for their own agendas, including the capitalists, socialists and communists. However, the movement maintained its independence.
Means said the time came when it was necessary to challenge the United Nations to impart an Indigenous world view.
Bill Means is the brother of Russell Means and Ted Means.
Also watch Part I:
Watch for parts III and IV coming soon.

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