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Justice for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Woman Warrior
My mother was murdered for daring to speak up against the corruption and abuse that ran rampant within the American Indian Movement. Her tenacity and commitment to Justice and the cause for our nations was unwavering and it cost her her life. She refused to back down and compromise her integrity and moral code. She was not colonized and refused to accept the deplorable third world conditions and treatment of our people as a consequence of being born indigenous. She did not give up. In the last 48 hours I have been called hater, angry, bitter, negative and colonized by a few because I dared to continue sharing the ugly truth of the complicity of members of AIM who held their tongues and or lied and conspired to hide the truth . Because someone dies the facts and the truth do not change. People are in pain, they are hurt to discover such betrayal and brutality about individuals within AIM they heralded as hero's for so long. This is not new news, we have been sharing the truth and events leading up to her death for over 16 years. The last 48 hours and the next 24 hours will mark the 40th anniversary of my mother's horrific journey to her end. Beaten , raped, and betrayed by those she trusted and once called her family I am pressed to remind those who will judge and name call our family for speaking the truth that she was called the same names by men and women within the movement who stood in silence as she was marched off to her execution. And we wonder why our MMIW numbers are so high with little justice? #MMIW #StayRaggedyAssed