AIM Leader Clyde Bellecourt Confronts Bernie Sanders on American Indian Treaties

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Published February 13, 2016

 

MINNEAPOLIS — Clyde Bellecourt, 79,  co-founder of the American Indian Movement, attended the Black America Forum in Minneapolis on Friday and told Senator Bernie Sanders, candidate vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination:

“I get angry when I hear all you (politicians) never say a single word about Native people!”

Bellecourt asked Sanders if he would honor treaties made between American Indian nations and the federal government.

“I will do everything I can to redress that,” said Sanders.

Never afraid to express his mind, Bellecourt told Sanders: “America is scholastically retarded about the history of Native Americans.”

Sanders attended the Black America Forum as a way to attract more votes away from Hillary Clinton, who has a long history of having support among African American voters.

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