Our Freedom

Honour Anna Mae Pictou Aquash and Harriet Nahanee / Free John Graham and Leonard Peltier

Jails are not a solution to problems October 1, 2007

Filed under: Anna Mae Pictou Aquash — ourfreedom @ 7:04 pm

“…it is very critical that these people, and myself, that we get a fair trial because it is something that has been involved here for a long period of time, it just didn’t start Friday, it is something part of the injustices that have been going on on the reservations here in South Dakota. They have been just continuing, and the only way I feel they think they can stop them is to arrest everyone, to throw them in jail and they feel that that’s the end of the problem, and I don’t think that’s the end of the problem, and I don’t think that’s a solution to any problem. Jails are not a solution to problems.

…the FBI certainly conducted themselves with the attitude that they are racist.”

– Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Warrior of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the American Indian Movement, responding to her arrest and interrogation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States government after a September 1975 raid of the Rosebud reservation (Lakota Nation) in South Dakota.

Quoted from an interview by Candy Hamilton, printed in The Indian Voice, Vancouver, June 1976

 

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Native Youth Movement Vancouver supports John Graham outside the
Supreme Court in Vancouver, March 1, 2004

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