12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
North Hennepin Community College, Center for Business and Technology, Grand Hall
7411 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55445
White Earth Ojibwe civil rights organizer and co-founder of the American Indian Movement to speak.
Clyde Bellecourt, one of the founder and national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM), will give a talk focusing on the past, present, and future of the American Indian people and challenging popular cultural stereotypes about them.
About the speaker
A relentless national and international advocate for social justice and equality, Bellecourt was born on White Earth Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota in 1936. He is the founder of Heart of the Earth Survival School, the first parental control culturally-based educational program in America. He is co-founder of the Legal Rights Center, which has handled more than 80,000 cases over the past 45 years, and co-founder of the Minneapolis Indian Health Board, the first urban Indian program in America.
Bellecourt continues to direction national and international AIM activities as a coordinator of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, which has changed over 2,000 racist and hateful mascots and names in schools throughout America.
Contact Paulette Bonneur
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North Hennepin Community College's American Indian Advisory Committee