AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT GRAND GOVERNING COUNCIL
May 20, 2010
TO: AIM Chapters, Members, Support Groups, Friends,
The American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council will be convening our spring meeting on June 3-5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We would be honored by your presence to help continue the work on the important issues of the past, present, and future.
As a part of this meeting, we are extending an invitation in solidarity to AIM Chapters nationwide, community, and support groups to send a representative to present a report about your organization to the American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council.
Reports from AIM Chapters, Communities and Support Groups will begin on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Please bring any printed literature for distribution.
On Friday, June 4th a traditional opening ceremony and introductions will start the day.
The scheduled panels for June 4-5th are:
AIM Membership Standards, Guiding Principles and Trademark Protection
Spiritual Leaders and Medicine People Forum
Community Health Development
Political Prisoners - Legal Rights and AIM Patrol
Culturally Based Education/ Racism in Sports and Media
Economic Development, Green Jobs and AIM Interpretive Center, American Indian OIC
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples/ Border Issues and Migration
Each panelist will give a brief presentation on the panel theme, and participate in a question and answer period at the end. It may be possible to use an audio or visual component.
Please respond by May 27, 2010 if you or your organization will be participating in the American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council spring meeting. Please send your reply via email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
If you are unable to attend, please send your organization’s report via email at email@example.com
Contact information for questions or concerns can be directed to:
12:00 Noon Arrival, registration and tour of AIM institutions
4:00 PM Report from AIM Chapters, Communities and Support Groups
6:00 PM Dinner
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony and Introductions – Clyde Bellecourt, Chief Terry Nelson, Kieth Lussier and Frank Paro
10:00 AIM Membership Standards, Guiding Principles and Trademark Protection
11:00 AIM Youth Panel, Moderator, Keith Lussier
12:30 Lunch – Luncheon speaker, Dennis Banks
2:00 Spiritual Leaders and Medicine People Forum
3:45 Community Health Development
4:30 Treaty Rights
7:30 Entertainment: Mitch Walking Elk, and Drum Group
9:00 AM Political Prisoners - Legal Rights and AIM Patrol
10:30 Culturally Based Education/ Racism in Sports and Media
11:30 Economic Development, Green Jobs and AIM Interpretive Center
4:00 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples/ Border Issues and Migration
5:30 Closing Ceremonies