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Oglala Sioux Tribe honors Russell Means

June 26th, 2012

June 26, 2012 will go down in history as “Russell Means Day”.

Oglala Sioux President John Yellow Bird Steele dedicated this day to Mr. Means in honor of his “accomplishments, dedication and patriotism” to the Sioux tribe.

Mr. Means, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) gained national attention for his political activism during the 1970’s. He was instrumental in the seventy-one (71) day standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973. Mr. Means later became an actor and gained fame with his role in “The Last of the Mohicans”, “Natural Born Killers”, “Pathfinder” and “Pocahontas”.

He also appears as a character in the Access Adventure Game “Under a Killing Moon” and co-starred in “Rez Bomb” from director Steven Lewis Simpson, the first feature filmed on his native Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Means.