AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT

1960s // 1970s

REASONS FOR THE MOVEMENT

The American Indian Movement is a Native American advocacy group that was founded in Minnesota in 1966. AIM was originally founded to combat incidents of police harassment and racism towards Native Americans, while concurrently addressing issues like American Indian sovereignty, treaty issues, spirituality, and leadership.

STATUS OF THE MOVEMENT TODAY

Today, AIM is still advocating for the rights of native peoples in America. In 2008, AIM lead the "Longest Walk 2", 30 years after the original walk. They are now more focused on the protection of Native American sacred sites, as well as advocating for environmental issues, including global warming.