Sunday, October 14, 2007

Good-bye Vernon Bellecourt

Wabun Inini (Vernon Bellecourt) was one of the most influential Native Americans in the fight to end the racist use of Native American imagery in sports. He was also one of the original organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Yesterday, he died of pneumonia. He was seventy-five years old. He has earned a place in American history.

2 comments:

Ravenmn said...

Thank you for this, Bint. Vernon was a good friend and a tireless fighter for justice. The world would be a better place if there were more Vernons in the world.

Another Conflict Theorist said...

God Bless and Rest in Peace.

I just he could have seen more progress in the realm of American professional sport before he passed away.